subgingival

adjective
sub·​gin·​gi·​val | \ ˌsəb-ˈjin-jə-vəl How to pronounce subgingival (audio) \

Medical Definition of subgingival

: situated, performed, or occurring beneath the gums and especially between the gums and the basal part of the crowns of the teeth subgingival calculus subgingival curettage

Other Words from subgingival

subgingivally \ -​ē How to pronounce subgingival (audio) \ adverb

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“Subgingival.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/subgingival. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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