alveolo-, alveol-, alve-, alveat-
(Latin: trough, channel; small cavity, small pit; hollow)
A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain.
Subtotal or complete excision of the alveolar process (portion of a bone in either the maxilla [upper jaw bone] or the mandible [jaw bone] which surrounds and supports the teeth) of the maxilla or mandible.
In phonetics, used to describe a consonant that is sounded with the tongue touching or close to the ridge behind the teeth of the upper jaw.
Relating to the palatal surface of the alveolar process of the upper jaw.
The alveolar process is the portion of bone in either the maxilla or the mandible which surrounds and supports the teeth.
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