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Medical Term:

oral pathology


Definition: the branch of dentistry concerned with the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical, gross, and microscopic aspects of oral and paraoral disease, including oral soft tissues, the teeth, jaws, and salivary glands.

Synonym(s): dental pathology

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