periodontic

periodontics

[per-ee-uh-don-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.
Also, periodontia [per-ee-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] .


Origin:
1945–50; < Neo-Latin periodont(ia) (see peri-, -odont, -ia) + -ics

periodontic, adjective
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periodontics (ˌpɛrɪəˈdɒntɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) Also called: periodontology the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases affecting the tissues and structures that surround teeth
 
[C19: from peri- + -odontics, from Greek odōn tooth]
 
perio'dontic
 
adj
 
perio'dontically
 
adv

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periodontics per·i·o·don·tics (pěr'ē-ə-dŏn'tĭks)
n.
The branch of dentistry concerned with the care and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. Also called periodontia.


per'i·o·don'tic or per'i·o·don'ti·cal adj.
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periodontics   (pěr'ē-ə-dŏn'tĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, especially the gums.
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