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cherubism

Pronunciation: cher′ŭb-izm

Definition: Hereditary giant cell lesions of the jaws beginning in early childhood; multilocular radiolucencies and progressive symmetric painless swelling of the jaws; bilateral; occurs with no associated systemic manifestations.

Synonym(s): fibrous dysplasia of jaws

[Hebr. kerubh, cherub]

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