free gingival groove

free gingival groove

a shallow line or depression on the gingival surface at the junction of the free and attached gingivae. Also called mucogingival line.

free gin·gi·val groove

(frē jin'ji-văl grūv)
A shallow linear depression between attached and marginal gingiva.

free gin·gi·val groove

(frē jin'ji-văl grūv)
Shallow linear notch that demarcates attached gingival tissue from free gingival tissue.

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Orban (1948) appears to be the first to describe the term attached gingiva, he divided gingiva into free and attached gingiva demarcated by free gingival groove.