Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, looseness of the teeth (particularly the molars) in their sockets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.), Archaic A disease of the teeth, which causes them to loosen and fall out of their sockets.

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  • noun medicine A disease of the teeth that causes them to loosen and fall out of their sockets.

Etymologies

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From γόμφος, meaning peg. New Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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