Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease of the teeth, which causes them to loosen and fall out of their sockets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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

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