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Riggs' disease

[rigz]
noun Dentistry.
pyorrhea ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1875–80; named after John M. Riggs (1810–85), American dentist

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Riggs' disease (rĭgz)
n.
Inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

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