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alveolitis


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alveolitis 
  n  1:  inflammation  in  the  socket  of  a  tooth;  sometimes  occurs 
  after  a  tooth  is  extracted  and  a  blood  clot  fails  to 
  form  [syn:  {dry  socket}] 
  2:  inflammation  of  the  alveoli  in  the  lungs  caused  by  inhaling 
  dust;  with  repeated  exposure  the  condition  may  become 
  chronic 




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