Definition of “gingivitis” - English Dictionary

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“gingivitis” in British English

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gingivitisnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdʒɪn.dʒɪˈvaɪ.tɪs/ us /ˌdʒɪn.dʒɪˈvaɪ.t̬əs/ specialized

an infection of the gums (= the part of the mouth from which the teeth grow) which causes swelling, pain, and sometimes bleeding

(Definition of “gingivitis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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