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pyorrhea

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noun py·or·rhea \ˌpī-ə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of pyorrhea

  1. :  purulent inflammation of the sockets of the teeth leading usually to loosening of the teeth



Origin of pyorrhea

New Latin


First Known Use: 1878


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pyorrhea

noun py·or·rhea

Medical Definition of pyorrhea

  1. 1:  a discharge of pus

  2. 2:  an advanced form of chronic periodontitis marked especially by the discharge of pus from the alveoli—called also Riggs' disease



Variants of pyorrhea

or chiefly British pyorrhoea \ˌpī-ə-ˈrē-ə\play

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