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Noun: alveolitis
  1. Inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
    - dry socket
  2. Inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic

Type of: inflammation, redness, rubor [rare]

Encyclopedia: Alveolitis, extrinsic allergic