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epulis

 [ep-u´lis] (pl. epu´lides) (Gr.)
any tumor of the gingiva.
giant cell epulis (epulis gigantocellula´ris) a sessile or pedunculated lesion of the gingiva, or less often the mucous membrane covering edentulous ridges; it is an inflammatory reaction to injury or hemorrhage.

ep·u·lis

(ep-yū'lis),
A nonspecific exophytic gingival mass.
[G. epoulis, a gumboil]

epulis

/epu·lis/ (ĕ-pu´lis) pl. epu´lides   [Gr.]
1. a nonspecific term used for tumors and tumorlike masses of the gingiva.

giant cell epulis  a sessile or pedunculated lesion of the gingiva, representing an inflammatory reaction to injury or hemorrhage.

epulis

[epyo̅o̅′lis] pl. epulides
Etymology: Gk, epi + oulon, gum
any tumor or growth on the gingiva.
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Epulis

ep·u·lis

(ep-yū'lis)
A nonspecific exophytic gingival mass.
[G. epoulis, a gumboil]

epulis

A localized, usually inflammatory, swelling of the gum (gingiva). Epulis may, rarely, be due to a tumour of the gingiva.

ep·u·lis

(ep-yū'lis)
A nonspecific exophytic gingival mass.
[G. epoulis, a gumboil]

epulis (epū´lis),

n a tumor (tumescence) of the gingiva.
epulis, congenital of newborn,
n a raised or pedunculated lesion located on the anterior gingivae of the newborn. It is histologically similar to granular cell myoblastoma. See also myoblastoma, granular cell.
epulis fissuratum
(fisŏŏrat´əm),
n a curtainlike fold of excess tissue associated with the flange of a denture. Also called
inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia, redundant tissue.
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Epulis fissuratum.
epulis, giant cell,
epulis granulomatosa
n a tumorlike mass of red, easily bleeding, infected granulation tissue that occurs as a result of exuberant reparative phenomena. Seen arising from tooth sockets or is associated with exfoliating necrotic bone. See granulation tissue.

epulis

pl. epulides [Gr.] a benign tumor of mixed cell origin arising from periodontal squamous cell residues.

acanthomatous epulis
a locally invasive, sometimes recurrent, tumor of the gums of dogs and sometimes cats. Called also oral adamantinoma.
giant-cell epulis
see periodontal fibromatous epulis (below).
ossifying epulis
has a greater abundance of hard tissue, osteoid, bone and cementum than fibromatous epulides.
periodontal fibromatous epulis
firm, nodular benign structures on the lingual or labial gum margins, resembling normal gingiva in color and texture. Common in dogs, particularly the brachycephalic breeds. Considered by some to be hyperplastic rather than neoplastic. Called also giant-cell epulis.