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[per-ee-uh-don-tl] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tl/

adjective, Dentistry.
of or relating to the periodontium.
of or relating to .
of or relating to the .
of, denoting, or affecting the gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth: periodontal disease

1848, literally “around the tooth,” from peri- + Greek odon (genitive odontos) “tooth” (see tooth).

periodontal per·i·o·don·tal (pěr’ē-ə-dŏn’tl)


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