alveolectomy al·ve·o·lec·to·my (āl’vē-ə-lěk’tə-mē)
surgical removal of a portion of the aveolar process to facilitate the fitting of a dental prosthesis.

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    a little cavity, pit, or cell, as a cell of a honeycomb. an air cell of the lungs, formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air p-ssageways. one of the terminal secretory units of a racemose gland. the socket within the jawbone in which the root or roots of a tooth are set. historical examples […]

  • Alveolo-

    a combining form of : alveolopalatal. alveolo- pref. alveolus; alveolar: alveoloclasia.

  • Alveolocapillary membrane

    alveolocapillary membrane alveolocapillary membrane al·ve·o·lo·cap·il·lar·y membrane (āl-vē’ə-lō-kāp’ə-lěr’ē) n. a thin layer of tissue that mediates the exchange of gases between the alveoli and the blood in the pulmonary capillaries.

  • Alveoloclasia

    alveoloclasia alveoloclasia al·ve·o·lo·cla·si·a (āl-vē’ə-lō-klā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. destruction of an alveolus.

  • Alveolodental membrane

    alveolodental membrane alveolodental membrane n. see periodontium.

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