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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a soft, non-cancerous growth, a form of granuloma, resulting from the tertiary stage of syphilis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a kind of tumor produced by syphilis, so called from the resemblance of its contents to gum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis

Etymologies

New Latin, from Late Latin, gum; see gum1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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