noun Pathology.

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

Origin of gumboil

First recorded in 1745–55; gum2 + boil2
Also called parulis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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




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