gingivitis etymology

English word gingivitis comes from English gingiva, English -itis

Detailed word origin of gingivitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gingiva English (eng) (anatomy) The gum, consisting of the tissue surrounding the roots of the teeth and covering the jawbone.
-itis English (eng) (humorous) Used to form the names of various fictitious afflictions or diseases.. (pathology) Suffix denoting diseases characterized by inflammation, itself often caused by an infection.
gingivitis English (eng) (pathology) Inflammation of the gums or gingivae.

Words with the same origin as gingivitis

Descendants of gingiva
Descendants of -itis
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