Definition of Parulis
1. a gumboil [n -ES] - See also: gumboil
Medical Definition of Parulis
1. Synonym: gingival abscess. Origin: G. Paroulis, gumboil, fr. Para, beside, + oulon, gum (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Parulis
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1. Special Pathology and Diagnostics: With Therapeutic Hints by Charles Godlove Raue (1882)
"... and inflammatory nature—in toothache, parulis—or of an ... The special discuses of the gums are: parulis, ..."
2. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1839)
"parulis, or spina ventosa; swellings of an acute or chronic nature, from which there is usually a purulent secretion. 2. Epulis; a solid growth from, ..."