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pyorrhea

or py路or路rhoe路a

[ pahy-uh-ree-uh ]
/ 藢pa瑟 蓹藞ri 蓹 /
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noun
Pathology. a discharge of pus.
Also called pyorrhe路a al路ve路o路lar路is [al-vee-uh-lar-is], /忙l藢vi 蓹藞l忙r 瑟s/, Riggs' disease. Dentistry. a chronic form of periodontitis occurring in various degrees of severity, characterized in its severe forms by the formation of pus in the pockets between the roots of the teeth and their surrounding tissues, and frequently accompanied by the loosening and subsequent loss of the teeth.
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Origin of pyorrhea

First recorded in1785鈥90; from New Latin; pyo-, -rrhea

OTHER WORDS FROM pyorrhea

py路or路rhe路al, py路or路rhe路ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for pyorrhea

pyorrhea
[ p墨鈥采-r膿蓹 ]

n.
Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.
A discharge of pus.
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