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Pronunciation: per'i-ri'zo-kla'ze-a

Definition: Inflammatory destruction of tissues immediately around the root of a tooth, pericementum, cementum, and approximating layers of alveolar bone.

[peri- + G. rhiza, root, + klasis, destruction]

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