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gin·gi·va

 (jĭn′jə-və, jĭn-jī′-)
n. pl. gin·gi·vae (-vē′)
See gum2.

[Latin gingīva.]

gingiva

(ˈdʒɪndʒɪvə; dʒɪnˈdʒaɪvə)
n, pl -givae (-dʒɪˌviː; -ˈdʒaɪviː)
(Anatomy) anatomy the technical name for gum2
[from Latin]
ˈgingival adj

gum1

(gʌm)

n., v. gummed, gum•ming. n.
1. any of various viscid, amorphous exudations from plants, hardening on exposure to air and soluble in or forming a viscid mass with water.
2. any of various similar exudations, as resin.
3. a sticky, adhesive preparation of such a plant substance, as for use in the arts or bookbinding.
6. the adhesive by which a postage stamp is affixed.
v.t.
7. to smear, stiffen, or stick together with gum.
8. to clog with or as if with a gummy substance.
v.i.
9. to exude or form gum.
10. to become gummy.
11. to become clogged with a gummy substance.
12. gum up, Slang. to spoil or ruin.
[1350–1400; gomme < Old French « Latin gummi, cummi < Greek kómmi < Egyptian kmyt]
gum′less, adj.

gum2

(gʌm)

n., v. gummed, gum•ming. n.
1. Often, gums. Also called gingiva. the firm, fleshy tissue covering the surfaces of the jaws and enveloping the necks of the teeth.
v.t.
2. to masticate with toothless gums.
3. to shape or renew the teeth of (a saw).
[1275–1325; Middle English gome, Old English gōma palate; akin to Old High German guomo, Old Norse gōmr palate]

gin·gi·va

(jĭn′jə-və)
The gums of the mouth. ♦ Inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis (jĭn′jə-vī′tĭs).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gingiva - the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teethgingiva - the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
Translations

gingiva

n (pl -vae) encía
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1-4) The most common sites are areas rich in blood supply that are vulnerable to trauma, with a striking predilection for the gingiva.
All 3 gorillas exhibited multiple clear fluidfilled vesicles up to 2 cm in diameter that affected the mucosa of the lips and gingiva (Figure 1, panel A).
A Cross-Sectional Survey of Bacterial Species in Plaque: In a second study, subgingival plaque samples were collected from 223 dogs with healthy gingiva, gingivitis and mild periodontitis.
They then develop a localised ulceration in the gingiva or mucosa of the cheek or lip, which spreads rapidly through the surrounding tissues.
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ICD-9 codes for oral health-related diagnoses ICD-9 Code Major disease group 521 Diseases of hard tissues of teeth 522 Diseases of pulp and periapical tissues 523 Gingival and periodontal diseases 524 Dentofacial anomalies, including malocclusion 525 Other diseases and conditions of the teeth and supporting structures 526 Diseases of the jaws 527 Diseases of the salivary glands 528 Diseases of the oral soft tissues excluding lesions specific for gingiva and tongue 529 Diseases and other conditions of the tongue Source: Medical Service, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO Data, last refreshed April 2014.
In their review, the gingiva was most commonly involved by myeloid sarcoma, and that was also true in our study.
8) The papillomatous variant is less common and is usually located on the masticatory mucosa such as the tongue and attached gingiva.
By IHC, the gingiva from the ligation group contained greater number of cells stained positive for MMP-2 and MMP-9 than that from the non-ligation group; and that from the ligation-plus-berberine group showed an intermediate value (Fig.