gingiva


noun, plural gin·gi·vae [jin-jahy-vee, jin-juh-vee] /dʒɪnˈdʒaɪ vi, ˈdʒɪn dʒəˌvi/.

  1. gum2(def 1).

noun plural -givae (-dʒɪˌviː, -ˈdʒaɪviː)

  1. anatomy the technical name for the gum 2

n. pl. gin•gi•vae (-vē′)

  1. gum2

Plural gingivae (jĭnjə-vē′)

  1. The gums of the mouth. The gingiva are made up of epithelial tissue that is attached to the bones of the jaw and surrounds and supports the bases of the teeth. Also called gum2

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