gingiva

noun
gin·​gi·​va | \ˈjin-jə-və, jin-ˈjī- \
plural gingivae\ ˈjin-​jə-​ˌvē , jin-​ˈjī-​ \

Definition of gingiva 

Other Words from gingiva

gingival \ ˈjin-​jə-​vəl \ adjective

First Known Use of gingiva

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gingiva

Latin

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gingiva

noun
gin·​gi·​va | \ˈjin-jə-və, jin-ˈjī- \
plural gingivae\ -​ˌvē \

Medical Definition of gingiva 

Other Words from gingiva

gingival \ ˈjin-​jə-​vəl \ adjective

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