Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun (Med.) A hard tumor developed from the gums.

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  • noun medicine A hard tumour developed from the gums.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • The consequences of such a mistake are illustrated by the following case: When this method was still new, the writer wished to burn away an epulis frozen in the above manner.

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  • The consequences of such a mistake are illustrated by the following case: When this method was still new, the writer wished to burn away an epulis frozen in the above manner.

    Dentistry

  • For example, there may be swelling (called an epulis) between only 2 teeth or between many teeth.

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  • "Neu desint epulis rosæ"; particularly as the shade we deal with can be evoked only by peculiar incantations, -- only the heralding of certain precise claims will this monarch listen to as the just _inferiæ_, the fitting sacrifice or hecatomb of our homage.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863

  • Quin ergo quod juvat, quod carum aestimant, id semper faciant; [463] ament, potent, ubi adolescentiam habuere, ibi senectutem agant, in conviviis, dediti ventri et turpissimae parti corporis; sudorem, pulverem et alia talia relinquant nobis, quibus illa epulis jucundiora sunt.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • "Mella que erunt epulis, et lacte fluentia fraga": --

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  • Socratico, Cornute, sinu. tune fallere sollers adposita intortos extendit regula mores, et premitur ratione animus vincique laborat artificemque tuo ducit sub pollice vultum. tecum etenim longos memini consumere soles, et tecum primas epulis decerpere noctes. unum opus et requiem pariter disponimus ambo, atque verecunda laxamus seria mensa. non equidem hoc dubites, amborum foedere certo consentire dies et ab uno sidere duci: nostra vel aequali suspendit tempora libra

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • Tarbigilus simulare fugam flatusque Leonis spe nutrire leuis improuisusque repente, dum grauibus marcent epulis hostique catenas110 inter uina crepant, largo sopita Lyaeo castra subit. pereunt alii, dum membra cubili tarda leuant; alii leto iunxere soporem; ast alios uicina palus sine more ruentis excipit et cumulis inmanibus aggerat undas.

    A Council of War-and War

  • He seems to have known much about affections of the gums and recognizes a benignant and malignant epulis.

    Old-Time Makers of Medicine The Story of The Students And Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages

  • He thought that one form of epulis was due to inflammation of a chronic character, and suggests that if remedies do not succeed it should be removed.

    Old-Time Makers of Medicine The Story of The Students And Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages

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