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gingiva

[jin-jahy-vuh, jin-juh-]
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noun, plural gin·gi·vae [jin-jahy-vee, jin-juh-vee] /dʒɪnˈdʒaɪ vi, ˈdʒɪn dʒəˌvi/.
  1. gum2(def 1).
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Origin of gingiva

First recorded in 1885–90, gingiva is from the Latin word gingīva
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British Dictionary definitions for gingivae

gingiva

noun plural -givae (-dʒɪˌviː, -ˈdʒaɪviː)
  1. anatomy the technical name for the gum 2
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Derived Formsgingival, adjective

Word Origin

from Latin
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gingivae in Medicine

gingiva

(jĭnjə-və, jĭn-jī-)
n. pl. gin•gi•vae (-vē′)
  1. gum2
Related formsgingi•val (jĭnjə-vəl, jĭn-jī-) adj.

gingivae in Science

gingiva

[jĭnjə-və]