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peripheral ossifying fibroma

peripheral ossifying fibroma in Medicine

peripheral ossifying fibroma n.
A gingival fibroma derived from cells of the periodontal ligament and usually developing in response to local irritants such as plaque and calculus on associated teeth.

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