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gingival papilla


Definition: thickening (seen as an elevation) of the gingiva that fills the interproximal space between two adjacent teeth.

Synonym(s): papilla gingivalisTA, interdental papilla, papilla interdentalis, gingival septum, interproximal papilla

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