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epulis

/ (ɛˈpuːlɪs) /
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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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How to use epulis in a sentence

  • 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

epulis
[ ĭ-pyōōlĭs ]

n.
Inflammatory cellular proliferation or a tumorlike growth of the gum that may be present at birth.

Other words from epulis

epu•loid′ (ĕpyə-loid′) adj.
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