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[jin-jahy-vuh, jin-juh-] /dʒɪnˈdʒaɪ və, ˈdʒɪn dʒə-/

noun, plural gingivae
[jin-jahy-vee, jin-juh-vee] /dʒɪnˈdʒaɪ vi, ˈdʒɪn dʒəˌvi/ (Show IPA)
2 (def 1).
/ˈdʒɪndʒɪvə; dʒɪnˈdʒaɪvə/
noun (pl) -givae (-dʒɪˌviː; -ˈdʒaɪviː)
(anatomy) the technical name for the gum2

gingiva gin·gi·va (jĭn’jə-və, jĭn-jī’-)
n. pl. gin·gi·vae (-vē’)
See gum.
gin’gi·val (jĭn’jə-vəl, jĭn-jī’-) adj.
Plural gingivae (jĭn’jə-vē’)
The gums of the mouth. The gingiva are made up of epithelial tissue that is attached to the bones of the jaw and surrounds and supports the bases of the teeth. Also called gum2.


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