Riggs' disease


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Riggs' disease

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

[After John Mankey Riggs (1810-1885), American dentist.]
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Noun1.Riggs' disease - 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
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