Gumma Gum"ma (g[u^]m"m[.a]), n.; pl. {Gummata}. [NL. So called from its gummy contents See {Gum}.] (Med.) A kind of soft tumor, usually of syphilitic origin. [1913 Webster]

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  • gumma — [gum′ə] n. pl. gummas or gummata [gum′ə tə] [ModL < L gummi, GUM1] a soft, rubbery tumor occurring in various organs or tissues, esp. in the late stages of syphilis gummatous adj …   English World dictionary

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  • gumma — gummatous, adj. /gum euh/, n., pl. gummas, gummata /gum euh teuh/. Pathol. a rubbery, tumorlike lesion associated with tertiary syphilis. [1715 25; < NL; see GUM1] * * * ▪ prefecture, Japan       landlocked ken (prefecture) …   Universalium

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