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Medical Term:

gingiva

Pronunciation: jin'ji-va, -ve

Definition: The dense fibrous tissue and overlying mucous membrane enveloping the alveolar processes of the upper and lower jaws and surrounding the necks of the teeth.

Synonym(s): gum2

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