phossy jaw

noun
phos·​sy jaw | \ ˈfä-sē- How to pronounce phossy jaw (audio) \

Medical Definition of phossy jaw

: a jawbone destroyed by chronic phosphorus poisoning

called also phosphonecrosis

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“Phossy jaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phossy%20jaw. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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