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Pronunciation: per'e-im-plan'to-kla'ze-a

Definition: In dentistry, a general term implying disease of the supporting bone involving an implant; the disease may be exfoliative, resorptive, traumatic, or ulcerative in nature.

[peri- + L. im, in, + planto, to plant, + G. klasis, breaking up]

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