peripheral ossifying fibroma


A gingival fibroma derived from cells of the periodontal ligament and usually developing in response to local irritants such as plaque and calculus on associated teeth.

Nearby words

  1. peripheral,
  2. peripheral device,
  3. peripheral dysostosis,
  4. peripheral motor neuron,
  5. peripheral nervous system,
  6. peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour,
  7. peripheral scotoma,
  8. peripheral vision,
  9. peripheralism,
  10. peripheric

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