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<dentistry> A benign, painless, non-neoplastic condition of the jaws which occurs almost exclusively in middle-aged black females.

The lesions are usually multiple, most frequently involve vital mandibular anterior teeth, surround the root apices, and are initially radiolucent (becoming more opaque as they mature).

Synonyms: periapical osteofibrosis.

(21 Jun 2000)

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