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periodontosis

[per-ee-oh-don-toh-sis]
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noun Dentistry. (no longer in technical use)
  1. rapidly advancing juvenile periodontitis.
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Origin of periodontosis

First recorded in 1935–40; periodont(ium) + -osis
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periodontosis in Medicine

periodontosis

(pĕr′ē-ō′dŏn-tōsĭs)
n.
  1. A degenerative disease of the periodontal ligament and tooth sockets, characterized by looseness and migration of teeth.
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