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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek περί (perí, around) + ὀδούς (odoús, a tooth).

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periodontal (not comparable)

  1. surrounding a tooth
  2. of, or relating to periodontics
    • 2002, Leif Tronstad, "Clinical Endodontics: A Textbook", p. 70
      Recently it has been shown that the bacterial flora of endodontic and periodontal abscesses differ in certain aspects. Thus, in an endodontic abscess, the number of spirochetes is between 0 and 10%, whereas in a periodontal abscess the spirochete count is about 40%.

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periodontal (plural periodontales)

  1. periodontal

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