Definition of gumboil in English:


Syllabification: gum·boil
Pronunciation: /ˈgəmˌboil


  • A small swelling formed on the gum over an abscess at the root of a tooth.
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    • An abscess may form (‘gumboil’), sometimes with facial swelling, fever, and illness.
    • The bark, rubbed up in rice-water mixed with cumin-seed, is a cure for gumboils and toothache.
    • The roasted fruit is emollient and used as a poultice in the treatment of gumboils, dental abscesses etc.

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