alveolectomy

noun

al·​ve·​o·​lec·​to·​my al-ˌvē-ə-ˈlek-tə-mē, ˌal-vē- How to pronounce alveolectomy (audio)
plural alveolectomies
: surgical excision of a portion of an alveolar process usually as an aid in fitting dentures

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“Alveolectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alveolectomy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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