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Alvar Aalto
Alvarado, de
Alvarez Quintero
alveolar arch
alveolar artery
alveolar bed
alveolar consonant
alveolar ectasia
alveolar index
alveolar point
alveolar process
Alveolar processes
alveolar resorption
alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
alveolar rhabdosarcoma
alveolar ridge

Alveolar definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AL'VEOLARY, a. [L. alveolus, a socket, from alveus, a hollow vessel.] Containing sockets, hollow cells or its; pertaining to sockets.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
2: pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw; "alveolar processes" n
1: a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge [syn: alveolar consonant, dental consonant, alveolar, dental]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1799 1. of, relating to, resembling, or having alveoli; especially of, relating to, or constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise, the air-containing compartments of the lungs, or glands with secretory cells about a central space 2. articulated with the tip of the tongue touching or near the teethridge alveolarly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of an alveolus. 2 Phonet. (of a consonant) pronounced with the tip of the tongue in contact with the ridge of the upper teeth, e.g. n, s, t. Etymology: ALVEOLUS + -AR(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Alveolar Al"ve*o*lar, a. (Phon.) Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Alveolar Al"ve*o*lar (?; 277), a. [L. alveolus a small hollow or cavity: cf. F. alv['e]olaire.] (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.

Moby Thesaurus

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