Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the gums.
  • adj. Linguistics Alveolar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the gums.
  • adj. (obsolete) Alveolar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the gums.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the gums; in phonetics, produced upon or against the gums: sometimes used of certain alphabetic sounds

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the gums

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Examples

  • This particular type of cancer is also known as gingival cancer.

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  • Because if it was a severe one, there would have been some kind of damage to the gingival of the mouth or some bruising on the nose.

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  • Some seizure medications can cause gingival hyperplasia. baby teeth seem to come in in odd orders and sometimes quite delayed, but, really, I would get a pediatric dentist to take a look.

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  • I don't take away too much of the gingival tissue, but I get enough so it won't heal back over and the new tooth has a chance to erupt.

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  • The dental lasers currently available are quite useful at soft tissue surgery, that is things like gingival contouring.

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  • - Risk of digestive problems: gingival hypertrophy, nausea, vomiting.

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  • Anesthetise the palatine mucous membrane, 1 cm from the gingival margin.

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  • Allport 1.38 reports the history of a case in which there was recession of the gingival margins and alveolar processes, the consequence of amenorrhea.

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  • Allport reports the history of a case in which there was recession of the gingival margins and alveolar processes, the consequence of amenorrhea.

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  • When used in small quantities and with proper toilet of the mouth, and this is the common practice among the Filipinos, buyo seems to be a very useful preservative of the teeth and a gingival and stomachic tonic.

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