periodontics


periodontics

periodontics [per-ee-uh-don-tiks] Word Origin noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.

Also per·i·o·don·tia [per-ee-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/. Origin of periodontics 1945–50; New Latin periodont(ia) (see peri-, -odont, -ia) + -ics Related formsper·i·o·don·tic, adjective British Dictionary definitions for periodontics periodontics noun

  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases affecting the tissues and structures that surround teethAlso called: periodontology

Derived Formsperiodontic, adjectiveperiodontically, adverbWord Origin for periodontics C19: from peri- + -odontics, from Greek odōn tooth Word Origin and History for periodontics n.

1948, from periodontia (1914; see periodontal) + -ics. Periodontic (adj.) is attested by 1889.

periodontics in Medicine periodontics [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks] n.

  1. The branch of dentistry concerned with the care and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.periodontia

Related formsper′i•o•don′tic adj.per′i•o•don′tist n. periodontics in Science periodontics [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks]

  1. The branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, especially the gums.

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