- 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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.