[ per-ee-oh-don-toh-sis ]
/ ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Dentistry. (no longer in technical use)

Origin of periodontosis

First recorded in 1935–40; periodont(ium) + -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for periodontosis


[ pĕr′ē-ō′dŏn-tōsĭs ]


A degenerative disease of the periodontal ligament and tooth sockets, characterized by looseness and migration of teeth.
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