epulis

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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]

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]