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periodontal

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adjective peri·odon·tal \ˌper-ē-ō-ˈdän-təl\

Definition of periodontal

  1. 1 :  investing or surrounding a tooth

  2. 2 :  of or affecting periodontal tissues or regions <periodontal diseases>

periodontally

play \-təl-ē\ adverb


1854

First Known Use of periodontal

1854


Medical Dictionary

periodontal

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adjective peri·odon·tal \ˌper-ē-ō-ˈdänt-əl\

Medical Definition of periodontal

  1. 1:  investing or surrounding a tooth

  2. 2:  of or affecting the periodontium <periodontal infection>

periodontally

\-əl-ē\play adverb



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of periodontal


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