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alveolar


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alveolar  \Al"ve*o*lar\,  a.  (Phon.) 
  Articulated  with  the  tip  of  the  tongue  pressing  against  the 
  alveolar  processes  of  the  upper  front  teeth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alveolar  \Al"ve*o*lar\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  alveolus  a  small  hollow 
  or  cavity:  cf  F.  alv['e]olaire.]  (Anat.) 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  resembling,  alveoli  or  little  cells, 
  sacs,  or  sockets. 
 
  {Alveolar  processes},  the  processes  of  the  maxillary  bones, 
  containing  the  sockets  of  the  teeth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alveolar 
  adj  1:  pertaining  to  the  tiny  air  sacs  of  the  lungs 
  2:  pertaining  to  the  alveolar  ridge;  "alveolar  consonant" 
  n  :  a  consonant  articulated  with  the  tip  of  the  tongue  near  the 
  gum  ridge  [syn:  {alveolar  consonant},  {dental  consonant}] 




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