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gum

n :  the tissue that surrounds the necks of teeth and covers the alveolar parts of the jaws : broadly  :  the alveolar portion of a jaw with its enveloping soft tissues
vtgummed  gum*ming  :  to chew with the gums
n 1  :  any of numerous colloidal polysaccharide substances of plant origin that are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying and are salts of complex organic acids - compare MUCILAGE   2  :  any of various plant exudates (as a mucilage, oleoresin, or gum resin) .
 
 

 
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