gingivectomy

[ jin-juh-vek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvɛk tə mi /

noun, plural gin·gi·vec·to·mies. Dentistry.

surgical removal of gum tissue.

Nearby words

  1. gingival index,
  2. gingival margin,
  3. gingival massage,
  4. gingival sulcus,
  5. gingival-periodontal index,
  6. gingivitis,
  7. gingivo-,
  8. gingivo-osseous,
  9. gingivoglossitis,
  10. gingivolinguoaxial

Origin of gingivectomy


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Medicine definitions for gingivectomy

gingivectomy

[ jĭn′jə-vĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of gum tissue.gum resection

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