alveolar process

noun

Definition of alveolar process

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

First Known Use of alveolar process

1756, in the meaning defined above

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“Alveolar process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alveolar%20process. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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alveolar process

noun

Medical Definition of alveolar process

: 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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