gumboil

[guhm-boil]

Origin of gumboil

First recorded in 1745–55; gum2 + boil2
Also called parulis.
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British Dictionary definitions for gumboil

gumboil

noun
  1. an abscess on the gums, often at the root of a decayed toothAlso called: parulis
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gumboil in Medicine

gumboil

[gŭmboil′]
n.
  1. A small boil or abscess on the gum, often resulting from tooth decay.
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