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 […]
- Alveolar soft part sarcoma
alveolar soft part sarcoma alveolar soft part sarcoma n. A malignant tumor formed of a reticular stroma of connective tissue enclosing aggregates of large round or polygonal cells.