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gumboil

[ guhm-boil ]
/ ˈgʌmˌbɔɪl /
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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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