Alveolar


Alveolar
Alveolar Al"ve*o*lar (?; 277), a. [L. alveolus a small hollow or cavity: cf. F. alv['e]olaire.] (Anat.) 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets. [1913 Webster]

2. (Phon.) Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Alveolar processes}, the processes of the maxillary bones, containing the sockets of the teeth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.