Definition of gingiva in English:

gingiva

Line breaks: gin|giva
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪndʒɪvə
 
, dʒɪnˈdʒʌɪvə
 
/
(also plural gingivae /dʒɪnˈdʒʌɪviː/)

noun

[treated as singular or plural] Medicine
  • The gums: brushing should focus on the junction between the gingiva and teeth
    More example sentences
    • Chronic periodontitis (inflammation of the gingiva and periodontal membrane) may be a sequel of chronic gingivitis, usually because of accumulation of plaque and calculus.
    • The patient complained of right maxillary pain; there were no significant dental abnormalities, but a small lesion on the right upper gingiva was seen, and a biopsy was performed.
    • Lesions of the oral mucosa may be seen on the gingiva, buccal mucosa, palate, tongue, and lips.

Origin

late 17th century: Latin.

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