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alveolar

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adjective al·ve·o·lar \al-ˈvē-(ə-)lər\

Simple Definition of alveolar

  • : of or relating to a speech sound that is made with the tip of the tongue touching the roof of the mouth near the front teeth

Full Definition of alveolar

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, resembling, or having alveoli; especially :  of, relating to, or constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise, the air-containing compartments of the lungs, or glands with secretory cells about a central space

  2. 2 :  articulated with the tip of the tongue touching or near the teethridge

al·ve·o·lar·ly adverb

Examples of alveolar

  1. The word two begins with an alveolar sound.



1778

First Known Use of alveolar

1778


Medical Dictionary

alveolar

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adjective al·ve·o·lar \al-ˈvē-ə-lər\

Medical Definition of alveolar

  1. 1:  of, relating to, resembling, or having alveoli

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise, the air cells of the lungs, or glands with secretory cells about a central space




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