periodontal [per-ee-uh-don-tl] Word Origin adjective Dentistry.
- of or relating to the periodontium.
- of or relating to .
- of or relating to the .
Also. Origin of periodontal First recorded in 1850–55; + + British Dictionary definitions for periodontal periodontal adjective
- of, denoting, or affecting the gums and other tissues surrounding the teethperiodontal disease
Word Origin and History for periodontal adj.
1848, literally “around the tooth,” from+ Greek odon (genitive odontos) “tooth” (see ).
periodontal in Medicine periodontal [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tl] adj.
- Surrounding or encasing a tooth.
- Relating to or affecting tissues and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.