from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See gum2.
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- n. The gum, consisting of the tissue surrounding the roots of the teeth and covering the jawbone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
Latin gingīva.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gingiva ("gums") (Wiktionary)