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pyorrhoea

esp US pyorrhea

/ (ˌpaɪəˈrɪə) /
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noun
inflammation of the gums characterized by the discharge of pus and loosening of the teeth; periodontal disease
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Derived forms of pyorrhoea

pyorrhoeal, pyorrhoeic, esp US pyorrheal or pyorrheic, adjective
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