Definition of pyorrhea in English:

pyorrhea

Syllabification: py·or·rhe·a
Pronunciation: /ˌpīəˈrēə
 
/
(also pyorrhea alveolaris , Britishpyorrhoea)

noun

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.

Origin

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

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