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gingivitis

noun gin·gi·vi·tis \ˌjin-jə-ˈvī-təs\

medical : a disease in which the gums become red, swollen, and sore

Full Definition of GINGIVITIS

:  inflammation of the gums

First Known Use of GINGIVITIS

1874

gingivitis

noun gin·gi·vi·tis \ˌjin-jə-ˈvīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GINGIVITIS

:  inflammation of the gums that is often accompanied by tenderness and bleeding

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