gingiva definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. gingivae
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Indo-European base an unverified form geng-, lump, ball from source kink
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- gingival adjective
gingiva definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. gin·gi·vae
Origin: Latin gingīva.
gingiva - Medical Definition
gingiva - Science Definition
Plural gingivae gingivae
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.