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subgingival

[ suhb-jin-jahy-vuhl, suhb-jin-juh- ]
/ ˌsʌb dʒɪnˈdʒaɪ vəl, sʌbˈdʒɪn dʒə- /
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adjective

being or occurring under the gums; especially, being or occurring in the crevice between the gum margin and the neck or root of a tooth.

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