The fibrous investing tissue, covered by keratinized epithelium, that immediately surrounds a tooth and is contiguous with its periodontal ligament and with the mucosal tissues of the mouth[Glossary of Periodontal Terms 2001]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gingiva https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0013002015 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • The fibrous investing tissue, covered by keratinized epithelium, that immediately surrounds a tooth and is contiguous with its periodontal ligament and with the mucosal tissues of the mouth[Glossary of Periodontal Terms 2001].
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Tooth_Section.svg
editor note
  • FMA has a 3-level breakdown of jaws into: region, jaw (skeleton+gums), skeleton.
has exact synonym
  • gum tissue
  • gum
  • gums
has related synonym
  • gingival mucosa
id
  • UBERON:0001828