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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pyorrhœa alveolaris, or alveolar abscess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets


After John Mankey Riggs (1810-1885), American dentist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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