Definition of gingivitis
: inflammation of the gums
Recent Examples of gingivitis from the Web
Eighty percent of the adult population in the United States has some level of periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory, infectious disease that includes gingivitis and periodontitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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First Known Use of gingivitis
GINGIVITIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gingivitis for English Language Learners
medical : a disease in which the gums become red, swollen, and sore
Medical Definition of gingivitis
: inflammation of the gums that is often accompanied by tenderness and bleeding
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