pyorrhea

noun py·or·rhea \ ˌpī-ə-ˈrē-ə \

Definition of pyorrhea

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

Origin and Etymology of pyorrhea

New Latin


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pyorrhea

noun py·or·rhea
variants: or chiefly British pyorrhoea play \ˌpī-ə-ˈrē-ə\

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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