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English definition of “gingivitis”

gingivitis

noun [U]     /ˌdʒɪn.dʒɪˈvaɪ.tɪs/ US  /-t̬əs/ specialized
an infection of the gums (= the part of the mouth from which the teeth grow) which causes swelling, pain, and sometimes bleedingProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
(Definition of gingivitis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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