Gomphiasis
Gomphiasis Gom*phi"a*sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? toothache or gnashing of teeth, fr. ? a grinder tooth, from ? a bolt.] (Med.) A disease of the teeth, which causes them to loosen and fall out of their sockets. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

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  • Gomphiasis — (Gomphiasmus, gr.), 1) Lockerwerden der Zähne; 2) Zahnschmerz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gomphiasis — /gom fuy euh sis/, n. Dentistry. looseness of the teeth. [1700 10; < Gk gomphí(os) molar tooth + ASIS] * * * gomphiasis Path. (gɒmˈfaɪəsɪs) [a. Gr. γοµϕίασις toothache, f. γοµϕίος molar tooth.] Disease of the teeth (esp. the molars) causing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gomphiasis — /gom fuy euh sis/, n. Dentistry. looseness of the teeth. [1700 10; < Gk gomphí(os) molar tooth + ASIS] * * * …   Universalium

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