alveolar gas n.
The gas in the pulmonary alveoli and alveolar sacs, where the oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange with pulmonary capillary blood occurs. Also called alveolar air.
- Alveolar macrophage
alveolar macrophage alveolar macrophage n. A vigorously phagocytic macrophage on the epithelial surface of lung alveoli that ingests carbon and other inhaled particulate matter. Also called coniophage, dust cell.
- Alveolar point
alveolar point alveolar point n. See prosthion.
- Alveolar ridge
the ridgelike border of the upper and lower jaws containing the sockets of the teeth.
- Alveolar process
the ridgelike border of the upper and lower jaws containing the sockets of the teeth. Historical Examples If the occlusion be not normal, the upper jaw and alveolar process will develop laterally as well as anteriorly. Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot The teeth and their tubercles and the alveolar process are normal. Studies in the Psychology […]