gingivectomy


gin·gi·vec·to·my

noun \ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē\
plural gin·gi·vec·to·mies

Definition of GINGIVECTOMY

:  surgical removal of a portion of the gingiva

First Known Use of GINGIVECTOMY

circa 1927

gin·gi·vec·to·my

noun \ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gin·gi·vec·to·mies

Medical Definition of GINGIVECTOMY

: the excision of a portion of the gingiva

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