Alveolar



Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to an alveolus or to alveoli.
Phonetics. articulated with the tongue touching or close to the , as English t, d, n; gingival.
Phonetics. an alveolar sound.
Historical Examples

Behind the tooth the alveolar groove becomes narrower gradually and disappears in a length of about 140 mm.
The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae Frederick True

alveolar prognathism is almost entirely lacking in all groups.
A Racial Study of the Fijians Norman E. Gabel

Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

The teeth and their tubercles and the alveolar process are normal.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

alveolar cells commonly contain fat-droplets and, less frequently, myelin globules.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

Of the latter, the lower portion is drawn out, the inner and the alveolar part inward.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

If the occlusion be not normal, the upper jaw and alveolar process will develop laterally as well as anteriorly.
Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot

Sometimes it proceeds from the gingivo-buccal sulcus of the lower jaw, sometimes from the alveolar border of the gums.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

The alveolar arch is pushed forward and thus gains an appearance which reminds us of the higher apes.
The Color Line William Benjamin Smith

In the second, the same apex is placed at the alveolar border, and the angle then becomes fairly easy to appreciate.
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

adjective
(anatomy) of, relating to, or resembling an alveolus
denoting the part of the jawbone containing the roots of the teeth
(of a consonant) articulated with the tongue in contact with the projecting part of the jawbone immediately behind the upper teeth
noun
an alveolar consonant, such as the speech sounds written t, d, and s in English
adj.

“pertaining to alveoli,” 1799, from Modern Latin alveolus “socket of a tooth” (see alveolus).

alveolar al·ve·o·lar (āl-vē’ə-lər)
adj.
Relating to an alveolus.

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