Gumma definition

gŭmə
A small rubbery granuloma that has a necrotic center and is enclosed by an inflamed fibrous capsule. It is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis.
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A soft, rubbery tumor occurring in various organs or tissues, esp. in the late stages of syphilis.
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A small rubbery granuloma that has a necrotic center and is enclosed by an inflamed fibrous capsule. It is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis.
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(pathology) A soft, non-cancerous growth, a form of granuloma, resulting from the tertiary stage of syphilis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gumma
Plural:
gummas, gummata

Origin of gumma

  • New Latin from Late Latin gum gum1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition