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

of or relating to the gums.
Phonetics. .

1660s, from Latin gingiva “gums” (of unknown origin) + -al (1).


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