hyperplastic gingivitis


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hy·per·plas·tic gin·gi·vi·tis

gingivitis of long-standing duration in which the gingiva becomes enlarged and firm due to proliferation of fibrous connective tissue.

hyperplastic gingivitis

Etymology: Gk, hyper, excess, plassein, to mold; L, gingiva, gum; Gk, itis, inflammation
inflammation and enlargement of the gums caused by an increase in the number of cells, usually because of bacterial plaque accumulation. Compare hypertrophic gingivitis.
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Hyperplastic gingivitis

hy·per·plas·tic gin·gi·vi·tis

(hī'pĕr-plas'tik jin'ji-vī'tis)
Gingivitis of long-standing duration in which the gingivae become enlarged and firm due to proliferation of fibrous connective tissue.

hy·per·plas·tic gin·gi·vi·tis

(hī'pĕr-plas'tik jin'ji-vī'tis)
Gingivitis of long-standing duration in which the gingiva becomes enlarged and firm due to proliferation of fibrous connective tissue.