Alveolar

Definition of Alveolar

Al´ve`o`lar
a.1.(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets.
2.(Phon.) Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth.
Alveolar processes
the processes of the maxillary bones, containing the sockets of the teeth.

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