Pyorrhea definition

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Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.
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A discharge of pus.
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A discharge of pus.
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Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.
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A discharge of pus.
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An inflammation of the gums in which the teeth become loose; chronic periodontitis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pyorrhea
Plural:
pyorrheas

Origin of pyorrhea

  • pyo- (“pus") + -rrhea (“flow").

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