periodontoses

periodontosis

[per-ee-oh-don-toh-sis]
noun Dentistry. (no longer in technical use)

Origin:
1935–40; periodont(ium) + -osis

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periodontosis per·i·o·don·to·sis (pěr'ē-ō'dŏn-tō'sĭs)
n.
A degenerative disease of the periodontal ligament and tooth sockets, characterized by looseness and migration of teeth.

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