Al"ve*o*lar (?; 277), a. [L. alveolus a small hollow or cavity: cf. F. alvéolaire.] (Anat.)

Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets.

Alveolar processes, the processes of the maxillary bones, containing the sockets of the teeth.


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Al"ve*o*lar (?), a. (Phon.)

Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth.


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