gingiva

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gingiva (gums)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪndʒɪvə/, /dʒɪnˈdʒaɪvə/

Noun[edit]

gingiva (plural gingivae)

  1. (anatomy) The gum, consisting of the tissue surrounding the roots of the teeth and covering the jawbone.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵi̯euh₁- (compare English chew, Tocharian B śuwaṃ ‘eat’, Polish żuję (I chew), Persian ǰavīdan, Pashto žovạl (to bite, gnaw)).

Noun[edit]

gingīva f (genitive gingīvae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) gum (in which the teeth are set)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative gingīva gingīvae
genitive gingīvae gingīvārum
dative gingīvae gingīvīs
accusative gingīvam gingīvās
ablative gingīvā gingīvīs
vocative gingīva gingīvae

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