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gingiva

play
noun, gin·gi·va \ˈjin-jə-və, jin-ˈjī-\

Definition of gingiva

plural gingivaeplay \-ˌvē\

  1. :  1gum

gingival play \ˈjin-jə-vəl\ adjective


Origin of gingiva

Latin


First Known Use: circa 1889

Rhymes with gingiva


Medical Dictionary

gingiva

play play
noun gin·gi·va \ˈjin-jə-və, jin-ˈjī-\

Medical Definition of gingiva

plural gingivae \-ˌvē\play

  1. :  gum[1]

gingival \ˈjin-jə-vəl\play adjective



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