gingival papilla

gingival papilla
gingival papilla n INTERDENTAL PAPILLA

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  • Interdental papilla — The interdental papilla, also known as the gingival papilla, is that part of the gingiva that exists coronal to the free gingival margin on the buccal and lingual surfaces of the teeth.If damaged, either due to trauma or gum recession,… …   Wikipedia

  • interdental papilla — n the triangular wedge of gingiva between two adjacent teeth called also gingival papilla * * * p. gingivalis …   Medical dictionary

  • retromolar papilla — a small papilla of gingival tissue located at the foot of the ramus of the mandible and attached to the most inferior part of the anterior border of the ramus …   Medical dictionary

  • Septum — A word borrowed from the Latin "saeptum" meaning a "dividing wall or enclosure." * * * 1. [TA] A thin wall dividing two cavities or masses of softer tissue. See septal area, transparent s.. 2. In fungi, a wall; usually a cross …   Medical dictionary

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  • Gingiva — Gums redirects here. For other uses, see Gum (disambiguation). Gingiva Cross section of a tooth with visible gums, or gingiva Gray s …   Wikipedia

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