gingivectomy

noun
gin·​gi·​vec·​to·​my | \ ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē How to pronounce gingivectomy (audio) \
plural gingivectomies

Definition of gingivectomy

: surgical removal of a portion of the gingiva

First Known Use of gingivectomy

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gingivectomy was circa 1927

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“Gingivectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gingivectomy. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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gingivectomy

noun
gin·​gi·​vec·​to·​my | \ ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē How to pronounce gingivectomy (audio) \
plural gingivectomies

Medical Definition of gingivectomy

: the excision of a portion of the gingiva

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