gingivitis

[ jin-juh-vahy-tis ]
/ ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the gums.

Origin of gingivitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at gingiva, -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for gingivitis

gingivitis

/ (ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the gums
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Word Origin and History for gingivitis

gingivitis


n.

1874, from Latin gingiva "gums" + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for gingivitis

gingivitis

[ jĭn′jə-vītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
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Science definitions for gingivitis

gingivitis

[ jĭn′jə-vītĭs ]

Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
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