Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.
  • n. A discharge of pus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An inflammation of the gums in which the teeth become loose; chronic periodontitis
  • n. A discharge of pus

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Purulent discharge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. discharge of pus
  • n. chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets

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Examples

  • I have diagnosed it as pyorrhea which has infected the stomach from the mouth, and have suggested emetine treatment of the mouth as a cure for the stomach disorder.

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  • Of course, you don't understand, but the point is that I've persuaded Doctor Hadley to bring in Doctor Granville, who is a dentist and a pyorrhea expert.

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  • He did enter Doctor Hadley's office, although no sufferer from pyorrhea or appendicitis awaited him.

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  • Doctor Granville, at the outside, will cure his pyorrhea with emetine for no more than a paltry fifty dollars.

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  • After she'd sipped, he quipped, "And did I mention I have pyorrhea?"

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  • Oliver had trouble with his gums, he had pyorrhea.

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  • Tooth Disorders: Persons suffering from sore throat and pyorrhea can use wheatgrass juice as an excellent mouth wash.

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  • This condition often leads to pyorrhea, or periodontitis, in which the bones and ligaments holding the teeth deteriorate because of chronic infection.

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  • A good herbal tooth powder to prevent tooth decay as well as gum disease pyorrhea is a combination of powders of cinnamon, bayberry bark, peppermint leaf, and oak bark.

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  • In September, Jellicoe, suffering from rheumatism and neuralgia, sent for a specialist, who diagnosed pyorrhea and pulled two teeth.

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