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n. pl. gum·mas
or gum·ma·ta (gŭm′ə-tə)
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.
[New Latin, from Late Latin, gum; see gum1.]
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