gingival enlargement


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gin·gi·val en·large·ment

an overgrowth (localized or diffuse) of gingival tissue, nonspecific in nature.
See also: gingival hyperplasia.
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gin·gi·val en·large·ment

(jinji-văl en-lahrjmĕnt)
Overgrowth (localized or diffuse) of gingival tissue, nonspecific in nature.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The gingival enlargement was sessile, soft in consistency, and red in colour with ulcerated surfaces covered by a necrotic slough (Figure 1(b)).
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