Definition of Gumma

1. Noun. A small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis.

Generic synonyms: Granuloma

Definition of Gumma

1. n. A kind of soft tumor, usually of syphilitic origin.

Definition of Gumma

1. Noun. (pathology) a soft, non-cancerous growth, a form of granuloma, resulting from the tertiary stage of syphilis. ¹

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Definition of Gumma

1. a soft tumor [n -MAS or -MATA]

Medical Definition of Gumma

1. Origin: NL. So called from its gummy contents See Gum. A kind of soft tumour, usually of syphilitic origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gumma

gumbo limbos
gumbo soil
gumma (current term)
gummatous abscess
gummatous syphilid
gummatous ulcer
gummed label
gummi bear

Literary usage of Gumma

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"The autopsy revealed a gumma the size of a hazel-nut in the anterior portion of the ... Autopsy: meninges not adherent, but gumma in the left hemisphere. ..."

2. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"gumma AND SOLITARY TUBERCLE.—Both gumma and solitary tubercle are very prone to attack the brain. We shall revert to gumma in the chapter nn cerebral ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"gumma at the Bifurcation of the Bronchi.—J. GAREL (Annales des maladies de I'oreille, du larynx, du nez, et du pharynx, July, 1906) reports a case of gumma ..."

4. The Foundations of Japan: Notes Made During Journeys of 6,000 Miles in the by John William Robertson Scott (1922)
"My route lay through the prefectures of Saitama and gumma. I left Tokyo on the last day of June. Many farmers were threshing their barley. ..."

5. A Manual of pathology by Joseph Coats (1883)
"The gumma undergoes caseous metamorphosis in its central parts, ... Beneath the gumma, which has most frequently its seat on the bones of the skull, ..."

6. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1897)
"MYOCARDIUM, gumma OF. Dr. JB Herrick showed such a specimen before the Chicago Pathological Society. According to the author the effects of ..."

7. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"THE gumma TUMOR is the first evidence of tertiary lesion, The site of the gumma is more often in the septum and floor of the nose. ..."

8. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1902)
"gumma of the iris, according to Alexander, appears almost constantly at the ciliary border, is solitary, of the size of a pea or small nut, grows toward the ..."

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