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

Derived forms: pyorrhoeas

Type of: pathology, periodontal disease, periodontitis

Encyclopedia: Pyorrhoea