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Gingiva

Synonym(s)

  • gingival
  • gums

Definition(s)

Oral tissue surrounding and attached to teeth.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The mucous membrane-covered tissue of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Of or relating to the gums.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 22, 2014