periodontium


periodontium

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/.

  1. the bone, connective tissue, and gum surrounding and supporting a tooth.

Also parodontium. Origin of periodontium From New Latin, dating back to 1955–60; see origin at peri-, -odont, -ium periodontics [per-ee-uh-don-tiks] 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 periodontia 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 periodontia periodontics n.

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

periodontium n.

1828; see periodontal.

periodontia 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. periodontium [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′shē-əm] n. pl. per•i•o•don•tia (-shə, -shē-ə)

  1. 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]

  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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