• WordNet 3.6
    • adj alveolar pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
    • adj alveolar pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw "alveolar processes"
    • n alveolar a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alveolar (Phon) Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth.
    • Alveolar Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • alveolar Containing or pertaining to a socket, cell, or pit. An equivalent form is alveolary.
    • alveolar Superior, a branch of the internal maxillary artery supplying the teeth of the upper jaw and adjacent structures.
    • n alveolar In phonetics, formed or articulated by bringing the tip of the tongue into contact with the alveolar point of the upper front teeth, as the consonants t, d, n, l.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Alveolar al′ve-o-lar (anat.) of or belonging to the sockets of the teeth, as the alveolar arch, the part of the upper jaw in which the teeth are placed—also Al′veolary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. alveolus, a small hollow or cavity: cf. F. alvéolaire,


In literature:

Bronzet describes a child of twelve, with only half its teeth, in whom the alveolar borders receded as in age.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The prominence of the alveolar borders (jaws).
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
The teeth and their tubercles and the alveolar process are normal.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The lesion consists in an overgrowth of epidermis which often presents an alveolar arrangement.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The nose is characteristically broad and flattened, the ala being bound down to the alveolar margin of the maxilla by fibrous tissue.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The alveolar processes were entirely softened.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The general cytoplasm shows no differentiation into ectoplasm and endoplasm; it is uniformly alveolar in character.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Both jaws with alveolar teeth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
It fits between the teeth and bones of the alveolar border in the skull, in all the genera.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Alveolar prognathism is almost entirely lacking in all groups.
"A Racial Study of the Fijians" by Norman E. Gabel

In news:

Laryngeal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the true vocal fold in an adult: Case report.
The review focuses on different techniques that can be used to reconstruct lost alveolar bone (jaw bone) before or after tooth extraction or dental implant placement.
The gingiva displayed moderate to severe erythema, with an intermittent pattern extending on the free gingival margin to the alveolar mucosa (Figure 2).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of hyperpolarized helium is a newly developed technique that enables high-resolution imaging of the pulmonary airways and alveolar airspaces.
Many patients who are otherwise ideal candidates for implant therapy lack sufficient alveolar bone to support dental implants.
Alveolar rhabdoymyosarcoma cells Wikimedia Commons, Mahesha Vankalakunti et al.

In science:

These detector slabs were then inserted into an alveolar supporting structure composed of a carbon fiber-epoxy composite material, also incorporating the other half of the tungsten absorber layers.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Figure 9: Diagrams (upper) and photos (lower) showing the alveolar support structure (left) and detector slab (right).
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
To study the fabrication of the tungsten-composite mechanical alveolar structure, an intermediate step, a three-layer “demonstrator” module has been constructed (Fig. 12).
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Work has recently started on the manufacture of the larger alveolar layers for the technical prototype. A first layer has been constructed using new moulds to reflect the larger size of the detector slabs for this prototype.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
These alveolar structures are used to house the active detection layers. A “h” structure consists of a central layer of tungsten wrapped in carbon fibre composite, sandwiched between two detection slabs.
Next Generation CALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter