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gum·ma

 (gŭm′ə)
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.]

gum′ma·tous adj.
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