/ (ɛˈpuːlɪs) /
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pathol a swelling of the gum, usually as a result of fibrous hyperplasia
vet science a benign tumour attached to the jaw of an animal, esp a dog
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Example sentences from the Web for epulis
He seems to have known much about affections of the gums and recognizes a benignant and malignant epulis.
For instance, he tells of removing a large epulis and gives an account in detail of the case.
Medical definitions for epulis
[ ĭ-pyōō′lĭs ]
Inflammatory cellular proliferation or a tumorlike growth of the gum that may be present at birth.
Other words from epulisep′u•loid′ (ĕp′yə-loid′) adj.
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