[jin-jahy-vuh l, jin-juh-]
- of or relating to the gums.
- Phonetics. alveolar.
Origin of gingival
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Examples from the Web for gingival
The ulcers, gingival and buccal, bleed easily when disturbed.
Dental caries and gingival infection may lead to local hemorrhage, even where the nutritional conditions are normal.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Word Origin and History for gingival
1660s, from Latin gingiva "gums" (of unknown origin) + -al (1).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper