nounplural noun gummas, plural noun gummata/ˈɡəmətə/Medicine
A small soft swelling which is characteristic of the late stages of syphilis and occurs in the connective tissue of the liver, brain, testes, and heart.‘Many patients advance to tertiary syphilis with cardiac, neurologic, and cutaneous gummas, which are painless nodules, asymmetrically distributed in groups on the face and trunk.’
- ‘If you have late syphilis, you may develop gummas (say: gum-mahs).’
Early 18th century modern Latin, from Latin gummi (see gum).
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