alveolectomy

noun
al·​ve·​o·​lec·​to·​my | \ al-ˌvē-ə-ˈlek-tə-mē, ˌal-vē- How to pronounce alveolectomy (audio) \
plural alveolectomies

Medical Definition of alveolectomy

: surgical excision of a portion of an alveolar process usually as an aid in fitting dentures

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