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periodontal

[ per-ee-uh-don-tl ]
/ ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tl /
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adjective Dentistry.

of or relating to the periodontium.
of or relating to periodontics.
of or relating to the periodontal membrane.

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Origin of periodontal

First recorded in 1850–55; peri- + -odont + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for periodontal

periodontal
/ (ˌpɛrɪəˈdɒntəl) /

adjective

of, denoting, or affecting the gums and other tissues surrounding the teethperiodontal disease
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Medical definitions for periodontal

periodontal
[ pĕr′ē-ə-dŏntl ]

adj.

Surrounding or encasing a tooth.
Relating to or affecting tissues and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.
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