gingiva

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

Definition of gingiva

plural gingivae play \ˈjin-jə-ˌvē, jin-ˈjī-\
:1gum

gingival

play \ˈjin-jə-vəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gingiva

Latin


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gingiva

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

medical Definition of gingiva

plural gingivae play \-ˌvē\
:1gum

gingival

play \ˈjin-jə-vəl\ adjective

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