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gingivitis

[jin-juh-vahy-tis] /ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the gums.
Origin of gingivitis
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin; see gingiva, -itis
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Examples from the web for gingivitis
  • Dental caries, gangrene, gingivitis and sleeping sickness could merit mention.
  • Tooth decay and gingivitis, among other dental disease, is encouraged by extended periods of dry mouth.
British Dictionary definitions for gingivitis

gingivitis

/ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the gums
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Word Origin and History for gingivitis
n.

1874, from Latin gingiva "gums" + -itis.

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gingivitis in Medicine

gingivitis gin·gi·vi·tis (jĭn'jə-vī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.

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gingivitis in Science
gingivitis
  (jĭn'jə-vī'tĭs)   
Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
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