gingivectomy

[jin-juh-vek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural gingivectomies. Dentistry.
surgical removal of gum tissue.

Origin:
gingiv(a) + -ectomy

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gingivectomy gin·gi·vec·to·my (jĭn'jə-věk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of gum tissue. Also called gum resection.

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