[ per-ee-uh-don-tiks ]
/ ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.
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Also per·i·o·don·tia [per-ee-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh]. /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/.
OTHER WORDS FROM periodonticsper·i·o·don·tic, adjective
Words nearby periodontics
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He took this to be just her temperament and says it finally led Advanced Periodontics to let her go.What Pushed Miriam Carey to a Capitol Hill Tragedy?|Michael Daly|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for periodontics
/ (ˌpɛrɪəˈdɒntɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases affecting the tissues and structures that surround teethAlso called: periodontology
Derived forms of periodonticsperiodontic, adjectiveperiodontically, adverb
Word Origin for periodontics
C19: from peri- + -odontics, from Greek odōn tooth
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Medical definitions for periodontics
[ pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks ]
The branch of dentistry concerned with the care and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.periodontia
Other words from periodonticsper′i•o•don′tic adj.per′i•o•don′tist n.
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Scientific definitions for periodontics
[ pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks ]
The branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, especially the gums.
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