periodontitis

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From Ancient Greek περί (perí, around) + ὀδούς (odoús, a tooth) +‎ -itis.

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periodontitis (usually uncountable, plural periodontitides)

  1. (periodontology) A serious form or stage of periodontal disease which may lead to loss of bone and falling out of teeth.
    • 1932, The Journal of Periodontology, volume 3, page 29:
      Schlein reports favorable results from the use of Besredka's antivirus in cases of ulcerous stomatitis, acute pulpitis and periodontitides.
    An untreated gingivitis may lead to periodontitis, both forms of periodontal disease.

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periodontitis f (uncountable)

  1. periodontitis
    Synonym: piorrea