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Noun: pyorrhea  ,pI-u'ree-u
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: pyorrhoea)
  1. Discharge of pus
    - pyorrhoea [Brit]
  2. Chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets
    - pyorrhoea [Brit], pyorrhea alveolaris, Riggs' disease, Riggs's disease

Derived forms: pyorrheas

Type of: pathology, periodontal disease, periodontitis

Encyclopedia: Pyorrhea