Definition of pyorrhoea in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪəˈriːə
(US pyorrhea)


  • another term for periodontitis.
    More example sentences
    • In the past periodontal disease was known as pyorrhoea.
    • One patient with a history of bowel irregularity was suffering from pyorrhea.


early 19th century: from Greek puo- (from puon 'pus') + rhoia 'flux' (from rhein 'to flow').

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