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gingivitis

noun [U] uk   /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 bleeding
Translations of “gingivitis”
in Chinese (Traditional) 牙齦炎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牙龈炎…
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