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Definition of "gingival" [gin•gi•val]

  • Of or relating to the gums. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Alveolar. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gingival" in a sentence
  • "This particular type of cancer is also known as gingival cancer."
  • "Because if it was a severe one, there would have been some kind of damage to the gingival of the mouth or some bruising on the nose."
  • "Some seizure medications can cause gingival hyperplasia. baby teeth seem to come in in odd orders and sometimes quite delayed, but, really, I would get a pediatric dentist to take a look."