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Riggs' disease

[rigz]
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noun Dentistry.
  1. pyorrhea(def 2).
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Origin of Riggs' disease

1875–80; named after John M. Riggs (1810–85), American dentist
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riggs' disease in Medicine

Riggs' disease

(rĭgz)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.
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