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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ep·u·lis

(ep-yū'lis),
A nonspecific exophytic gingival mass.
[G. epoulis, a gumboil]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ep·u·lis

(ep-yū'lis)
A nonspecific exophytic gingival mass.
[G. epoulis, a gumboil]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

epulis

A localized, usually inflammatory, swelling of the gum (gingiva). Epulis may, rarely, be due to a tumour of the gingiva.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ep·u·lis

(ep-yū'lis)
A nonspecific exophytic gingival mass.
[G. epoulis, a gumboil]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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