gingiva

(redirected from alveolar gingiva)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to alveolar gingiva: free gingiva, attached gingiva

gingiva

[′jin·jə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane surrounding the teeth sockets.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.