Gomphiasis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gomphiasis (Med) A disease of the teeth, which causes them to loosen and fall out of their sockets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gomphiasis In pathology, looseness of the teeth (particularly the molars) in their sockets.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gomphiasis gom-fī′a-sis looseness of the teeth, esp. the molars
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. toothache or gnashing of teeth, fr. a grinder tooth, from a bolt
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., gomphios, a tooth.