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  • n. A hard tumour developed from the gums.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hard tumor developed from the gums.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology: A small elastic tumor of the gums, most frequently a sarcoma.
  • n. Loosely, any other variety of neoplasm appearing in this situation.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἐπουλίς (epoulis, "growth on the gums"). (Wiktionary)

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