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gingivitis

[jin-juh-vahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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

noun
  1. inflammation of the gums
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Word Origin and History for gingivitis

n.

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

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gingivitis in Medicine

gingivitis

(jĭn′jə-vītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
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gingivitis in Science

gingivitis

[jĭn′jə-vītĭs]
  1. Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
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