/ (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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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
[ 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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