noun. the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth.
- rima oris
- oral cavity
- animal tissue
- oral fissure
- gingiva (Latin)
Example sentences of the word gingiva
1. Noun, singular or mass
In its mildest form, periodontitis involves the accumulation of calculus, not only appearing at the gum line as in gingivitis, but also beginning to advance beneath the gingiva (gum tissue).