gumboil NOUN a small swelling formed on the gum over an abscess at the root of a tooth.

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  • Gumboil — Gum boil (g[u^]m boil), n. (Med.) A small suppurating inflamed spot on the gum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gumboil — [gum′boil΄] n. a small abscess on the gum associated with tooth decay, but not with pyorrhea or cold sores …   English World dictionary

  • gumboil — UK [ˈɡʌmˌbɔɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms gumboil : singular gumboil plural gumboils an abscess in your mouth …   English dictionary

  • gumboil — noun Date: 1753 an abscess in the gum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gumboil — /gum boyl /, n. Pathol. a small abscess on the gum, originating in an abscess in the pulp of a tooth. Also called parulis. [1745 55; GUM2 + BOIL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • gumboil — SYN: gingival abscess. * * * gum·boil gəm .bȯil n an abscess in the gum * * * n. the opening on the surface of the gum of a sinus tract from a chronic abscess associated with the roots of a tooth. It may be accompanied by varying degrees of… …   Medical dictionary

  • gumboil — gum|boil [ gʌm,bɔıl ] noun count an ABSCESS in your mouth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gumboil — n. abscess on the gums …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gumboil — noun a small swelling formed on the gum over an abscess at the root of a tooth …   English new terms dictionary

  • gumboil — noun (C) a painful swelling on your gum 1 (1); abscess …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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