gingiva

noun
gin·​gi·​va | \ ˈjin-jə-və How to pronounce gingiva (audio) , jin-ˈjī- How to pronounce gingiva (audio) \
plural gingivae\ ˈjin-​jə-​ˌvē How to pronounce gingiva (audio) , jin-​ˈjī-​ \

Definition of gingiva

Other Words from gingiva

gingival \ ˈjin-​jə-​vəl How to pronounce gingiva (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of gingiva

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gingiva

Latin

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The first known use of gingiva was circa 1889

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“Gingiva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gingiva. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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gingiva

noun
gin·​gi·​va | \ ˈjin-jə-və How to pronounce gingiva (audio) , jin-ˈjī- How to pronounce gingiva (audio) \
plural gingivae\ -​ˌvē How to pronounce gingiva (audio) \

Medical Definition of gingiva

Other Words from gingiva

gingival \ ˈjin-​jə-​vəl How to pronounce gingiva (audio) \ adjective

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