central ossifying fibroma
Definition: a painless, slow-growing, expansile, sharply circumscribed benign fibroosseus tumor of the jaws that is derived from cells of the periodontal ligament; presents initially on radiographs as a radiolucency that becomes progressively more opaque as it matures.
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