gumma definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny rubbery granuloma which includes a necrotic center and it is enclosed by an inflamed fibrous pill. It's characteristic of an advanced phase of syphilis.
    • a soft, non-cancerous development, a type of granuloma, caused by the tertiary stage of syphilis.
    • A kind of soft tumefaction, usually of syphilitic source.
    • In pathology, some sort of tumor from syphilis, so-called through the similarity of its items to gum.
    • a tiny rubbery granuloma that's characteristic of a sophisticated phase of syphilis

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