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periodontics

per·i·o·don·tics

periodontics

pronunciation:
pe ri dan tihks
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part of speech: plural noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases and treatment of the gums, bones, and tissues surrounding the teeth.
derivation: periodontist (n.)
Word Parts
The word periodontics contains the following parts:
dont, odont, odonto, -odon Greek root that means tooth, teeth
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology