epulides


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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.

epulis

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

epulis

(ĕp-ū′lĭs) plural.epulides [Gr. epoulis, a gumboil]
1. A fibrous sarcomatous tumor having its origin in the periosteum of the lower jaw.
2. A nonpathological softening and swelling of the gums due to hyperemia that begins during midtrimester pregnancy and subsides after delivery. In susceptible women, this condition tends to recur during subsequent pregnancies.epuloid, adjective

epulides

see epulis.
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Ossifying Epulides are similar, but these also contain a bony element, making them more challenging to correct.
More sinister, however, are the Acanthomatous Epulides, which invade the bone and destroy it.
Malignant tumor formation at the site of previously irradiated acanthomatous epulides in four dogs.