gencive

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French [Term?] (compare 11th-century Judeo-French jencives, 12th-century Walloon genchives), from Latin gingīva (with assimilation of the second -g-), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵyewh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒɑ̃.siv/
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Noun[edit]

gencive f (plural gencives)

  1. (anatomy, usually in the plural) gum

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