gingival

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gingival

 [jin´jĭ-val]
pertaining to the gingivae.
gingival disease any disease of the gingivae, such as gingivitis. The American Academy of Periodontology classifies gingival disease as a major group of periodontal diseases and distinguishes two main subgroups, those gingival diseases induced by dental plaque and those attributed to other causes. The plaque-induced diseases may be associated with endocrine changes, medications, systemic disease, or malnutrition. The other causes of gingival lesions include viral infections, fungal infections, genetic predispositions, systemic conditions, allergic reactions, traumatic lesions, and a variety of others. See table at periodontal disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gin·gi·val

(jin'ji-văl), Although the correct pronunciation is gingi'val, the word is often pronounced gin'gival in the U.S. as shown here.
Relating to the gums.
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gingival

(jĭn′jə-vəl, jĭn-jī′-)
adj.
Of or relating to the gums.
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gin·gi·val

(jin'ji-văl)
Relating to the gums.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gingival

Pertaining to the gums.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

gin·gi·val

(jin'ji-văl)
Relating to the gums.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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