pyorrhea


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py·or·rhe·a

 (pī′ə-rē′ə)
n.
1. Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.
2. A discharge of pus.

py′or·rhe′al adj.

py•or•rhe•a

or py•or•rhoe•a

(ˌpaɪ əˈri ə)

n.
1. a discharge of pus.
2. severe periodontitis, characterized by bleeding and suppuration of the gums and often loosening of the teeth.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyorrhea - discharge of puspyorrhea - discharge of pus      
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
2.pyorrhea - chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets
periodontal disease, periodontitis - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
pericementoclasia - pus pocket formation around a tooth
Translations

py·or·rhe·a

n. piorrea. 1. periodontitis;
2. flujo de materia purulenta.

pyorrhea

n piorrea
References in classic literature ?
I have diagnosed it as pyorrhea which has infected the stomach from the mouth, and have suggested emetine treatment of the mouth as a cure for the stomach disorder.
He did enter Doctor Hadley's office, although no sufferer from pyorrhea or appendicitis awaited him.
Doctor Granville, at the outside, will cure his pyorrhea with emetine for no more than a paltry fifty dollars.