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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The tissue that surrounds the necks of teeth and covers the alveolar parts of the jaws. (plural)

Usage examples (34)
  • Certain gums and resins they applied as electuaries.
  • An abscess in the root or along the gums is more serious.
  • Three dudes, flappin 'gums at a bakelite table, like our Founders intended.
  • Once the gums are a bit numb, he gives me one needle. for more
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