HyperDic: gingiva

English > 1 sense of the word gingiva:
NOUNbodygingiva, gumthe tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
English > gingiva: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth.
Synonymgum
Part ofmouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima orisThe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
Broaderanimal tissueThe tissue in the bodies of animals
Spanishencía
Catalangengiva, geniva
Adjectivesgingivalof or relating to the gums

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