Definition of gingival in English:

gingival

Line breaks: gin|gival
Pronunciation: /dʒɪnˈdʒʌɪv(ə)l
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • Concerned with the gums: the gingival tissues
    More example sentences
    • It is a variation of growth and development and can affect a person's bite, ability to clean teeth properly, gingival health, jaw growth, speech development, and appearance.
    • Other signs can include gingival oedema, periodontitis and adenopathy.
    • Lesions on children classically involve the buccal and gingival mucosa.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin gingiva 'gum' + -al.

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