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periodontics

Pronunciation: per'e-o-don'tiks

Definition: The branch of dentistry concerned with the study of the normal tissues and the treatment of abnormal conditions of the tissues immediately about the teeth.

Synonym(s): periodontia2

[peri- + G. odous, tooth]

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