gingival

[jin-jahy-vuhl, jin-juh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the gums.
2.
Phonetics, alveolar.

Origin:
1660–70; gingiv(a) + -al1

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gingiva (ˈdʒɪndʒɪvə, dʒɪnˈdʒaɪvə)
 
n , pl -givae
anatomy the technical name for the gum
 
[from Latin]
 
'gingival
 
adj

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These measurements help determine the condition of the connective tissue and amount of gingival overgrowth or recession.
Gingival recession, resulting in apparent lengthening of teeth.
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