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periodontosis

[ per-ee-oh-don-toh-sis ]
/ ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtoʊ sɪs /
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noun Dentistry.(no longer in technical use)
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Origin of periodontosis

First recorded in 1935–40; periodont(ium) + -osis
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Medical definitions for periodontosis

periodontosis
[ pĕr′ē-ō′dŏn-tōsĭs ]

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