gingivectomy

noun

gin·​gi·​vec·​to·​my ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē How to pronounce gingivectomy (audio)
plural gingivectomies
: surgical removal of a portion of the gingiva

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

gingivectomy

noun
gin·​gi·​vec·​to·​my ˌjin-jə-ˈvek-tə-mē How to pronounce gingivectomy (audio)
plural gingivectomies
: the excision of a portion of the gingiva
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