attached gingiva

[ ə-tăcht ]

n.

The portion of the oral mucous membrane bound to the tooth and to the alveolar arches of the jaw.

Nearby words

  1. attacca,
  2. attach,
  3. attachable,
  4. attache,
  5. attached,
  6. attachment,
  7. attachment disorder,
  8. attachment of earnings,
  9. attachment parenting,
  10. attachment theory


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