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Adjective: alveolar  al'vee-u-lu(r) or ,al-vee'ow-lu(r)
  1. Pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
  2. Pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw
    "alveolar processes"
Noun: alveolar  al'vee-u-lu(r) or ,al-vee'ow-lu(r)
  1. A consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
    - alveolar consonant, dental consonant, dental

Derived forms: alveolars

Type of: consonant

Encyclopedia: Alveolar