epulis

noun

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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epulis in Medicine

epulis

[ĭ-pyōōlĭs]

n.

Inflammatory cellular proliferation or a tumorlike growth of the gum that may be present at birth.
Related formsepu•loid′ (ĕpyə-loid′) adj.
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