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gingivitis

[ jin-juh-vahy-tis ]
/ ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the gums.
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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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Medical definitions for gingivitis

gingivitis
[ jĭn′jə-vītĭs ]

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

gingivitis
[ jĭn′jə-vītĭs ]

Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
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