alveolar process

noun

: the bony ridge or raised thickened border of the upper or lower jaw that contains the sockets of the teeth : alveolar ridge sense 1

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alveolar process was in 1756

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“Alveolar process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alveolar%20process. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

alveolar process

noun

: the bony ridge or raised thickened border of the upper or lower jaw that contains the sockets of the teeth

called also alveolar ridge

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