peri·​odon·​tium ˌper-ē-ō-ˈdän-ch(ē-)əm How to pronounce periodontium (audio)
plural periodontia -ch(ē-)ə How to pronounce periodontium (audio)
: the supporting structures of the teeth including the cementum, the periodontal ligament, the bone of the alveolar process, and the gums

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“Periodontium.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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