- * * *The branch of dentistry concerned with the study of the normal tissues and the treatment of abnormal conditions of the tissues immediately about the teeth. SYN: periodontia (2). [peri- + G. odous, tooth]
* * *peri·odon·tics -'dänt-iks n pl but sing or pl in constr a branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the supporting and investing structures of the teeth including the gums, cementum, periodontal membranes, and alveolar bone called also periodontia, periodontology
* * *peri·odon·tics (per″e-o-donґtiks) [peri- + odont- + -ic] the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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periodontics — 1948, from periodontia (1914; see PERIODONTAL (Cf. periodontal)) + ICS (Cf. ics). Periodontic (adj.) is attested by 1889 … Etymology dictionary
periodontics — [per΄ē ōdän′shə, per΄ē ədän′shə, per΄ē ō dän′shē ə, per΄ē ə dän′shē əper΄ē ə dän′tiks] n. [see PERIODONTAL & ICS] the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the bone and tissue supporting the teeth: also periodontia [per΄ē ōdän′shə, per΄ē … English World dictionary
periodontics — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: New Latin periodontium periodontal tissue, from peri + Greek odont , odous, odōn tooth more at tooth Date: circa 1944 a branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the supporting… … New Collegiate Dictionary
periodontics — periodontic, adj. /per ee euh don tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. Also, periodontia /per ee euh don sheuh, shee euh/. [1945 50; < NL periodont(ia) (see … Universalium
periodontics — noun The study of supporting structures of teeth gums, alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament and diseases and conditions that affect them. Syn: periodontology See Also: periodontal, periodontist … Wiktionary
periodontics — study of gums Sciences and Studies … Phrontistery dictionary
periodontics — perÉªÉ™ÊŠ dÉ‘ntÉªks / dÉ’n n. study of diseases of tissues and bones which surround the teeth (Dentistry) … English contemporary dictionary
periodontics — [ˌpɛrɪə dɒntɪks] plural noun [treated as sing.] the branch of dentistry concerned with the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth. Derivatives periodontal adjective periodontist noun Origin 1940s: from peri + Gk odous, odont tooth + ics … English new terms dictionary
periodontics — peri·odon·tics … English syllables
periodontics — per•i•o•don•tics [[t]ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tɪks[/t]] also per•i•o•don•tia [[t] ˈdɒn ʃə, ʃi ə[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) den the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium • Etymology: 1945–50; peri +… … From formal English to slang