periodontium [per-ee-uh-don-shuh m, -shee-uh m] Word Origin noun, plural per·i·o·don·tia [per-ee-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/.
- the bone, connective tissue, and gum surrounding and supporting a tooth.
Also. Origin of periodontium From New Latin, dating back to 1955–60; see origin at , , periodontics [per-ee-uh-don-tiks] noun (used with a singular verb)
- 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, , ) + Related formsper·i·o·don·tic, adjective British Dictionary definitions for periodontia periodontics noun
- (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 periodontia periodontics n.
1948, from periodontia (1914; see) + . Periodontic (adj.) is attested by 1889.
periodontia in Medicine periodontics [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks] n.
- 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. periodontium [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′shē-əm] n. pl. per•i•o•don•tia (-shə, -shē-ə)
- The tissues that surround and support the teeth, including the gums, cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar and supporting bone.alveolodental membrane peridental membrane
periodontia in Science periodontics [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks]
- The branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, especially the gums.