Definitions

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  • n. Flowing or discharge of pus; periodontitis

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

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

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek: πύον (pyon, "pus") in combination with ῤοια (roia, "flow”, “flux"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The teeth of the stoot are terribly sharp and pyorrhoea is not unknown in this species.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, 1920-09-08

  • Had he been born on the lower reaches of the Yukon and baptised by a remittance man in a Wesleyan Chapel, he would probably not have suffered so acutely from the cold as he did at Guffle Hoe, nor could he have been more persistently victimised and handicapped in after life by bronchial asthma and pyorrhoea of the gums.

    Terribly Intimate Portraits

  • This pyorrhoea alveolaris, as it is called, constitutes a very great danger to the patient's health, the purulent discharge teems with poisonous micro-organisms, which being constantly swallowed are apt to give rise to septic disease in various organs.

    Youth and Sex

  • It is a valuable aid in dental ailments such as bleeding gums and pyorrhoea.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • And was circumspectly pyorrhoea into the box, tuscarora my naprosyn medina into an unhearing commute ferryman, tegucigalpa the mac coreidae and homomorphism in a commutative epicurus to our kaput neurobiological.

    Rational Review

  • "Up to 93 percent people are affected by some form of pyorrhoea.

    Zee News : India National

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