pyorrhea

noun
py·​or·​rhea | \ ˌpī-ə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce pyorrhea (audio) \

Definition of pyorrhea

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

First Known Use of pyorrhea

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyorrhea

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pyorrhea

noun
py·​or·​rhea
variants: or chiefly British pyorrhoea \ ˌpī-​ə-​ˈrē-​ə How to pronounce pyorrhoea (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyorrhea

1 : a discharge of pus
2 : an advanced form of chronic periodontitis marked especially by the discharge of pus from the alveoli

called also Riggs' disease

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