* * *n.the branch of dentistry concerned with the tissues that support and attach the teeth and the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.
* * *peri·odon·tol·o·gy (per″e-o-don-tolґə-je) [peri- + odont- + -logy] the branch of dentistry that deals with the scientific study of the structures and function of the periodontium in health and disease; broader in scope than periodontics, which is limited to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease, although the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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periodontology — [ˌpɛrɪədɒn tɒlədʒi] noun another term for periodontics … English new terms dictionary
periodontology — peri·odon·tol·o·gy … English syllables
periodontology — n. the branch of dentistry concerned with the tissues that support and attach the teeth and the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease … The new mediacal dictionary
periodontology — per•i•o•don•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. den periodontics • Etymology: 1910–15 … From formal English to slang
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