Definition of gingivitis in English:

gingivitis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the gums.

    • ‘This early stage of the disease is called gingivitis.’
    • ‘A common periodontal disease is gingivitis - inflammation of the gums characterized by redness, swelling, and sometimes bleeding.’
    • ‘Acute ulcerative gingivitis (Vincent's disease) results from severe infection of the gums and is extremely painful.’
    • ‘Other oral conditions including dental abscesses, caries, gingivitis and oral ulceration (herpetic or bacterial) may occur.’
    • ‘Gum bleeding is usually caused by gingivitis which is inflammation of the gum margin around the necks of the teeth.’

Pronunciation:

gingivitis

/ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvʌɪtɪs/