pericoronitis

noun
peri·​cor·​o·​ni·​tis | \ -ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnīt-əs, -ˌkär- How to pronounce pericoronitis (audio) \
plural pericoronitides\ -​ˈnit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce pericoronitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of pericoronitis

: inflammation of the gum about the crown of a partially erupted tooth

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“Pericoronitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pericoronitis. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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