gingivectomy

noun gin·gi·vec·to·my \ ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē \

Definition of gingivectomy

plural gingivectomies
: surgical removal of a portion of the gingiva

First Known Use of gingivectomy

circa 1927

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gingivectomy

noun gin·gi·vec·to·my \ ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of gingivectomy

plural gingivectomies
: the excision of a portion of the gingiva

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