gumboil

gumboil

[guhm-boil]
noun Pathology.
a small abscess on the gum, originating in an abscess in the pulp of a tooth.
Also called parulis.


Origin:
1745–55; gum2 + boil2

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gumboil (ˈɡʌmˌbɔɪl)
 
n
Also called: parulis an abscess on the gums, often at the root of a decayed tooth

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gumboil gum·boil (gŭm'boil')
n.
A small boil or abscess on the gum, often resulting from tooth decay.

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