gumboil

[ guhm-boil ]
/ ˈgʌmˌbɔɪl /

noun Pathology.

a small abscess on the gum, originating in an abscess in the pulp of a tooth.

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Also called parulis.

Origin of gumboil

First recorded in 1745–55; gum2 + boil2
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British Dictionary definitions for gumboil

gumboil
/ (ˈɡʌmˌbɔɪl) /

noun

an abscess on the gums, often at the root of a decayed toothAlso called: parulis
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Medical definitions for gumboil

gumboil
[ gŭmboil′ ]

n.

A small boil or abscess on the gum, often resulting from tooth decay.
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