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Meaning of ALVEOLAR

Pronunciation:  al'veeulur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  2. [adj]  pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
  3. [adj]  pertaining to the alveolar ridge; "alveolar consonant"
 

ALVEOLAR is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: alveolar consonant, dental consonant
 
 See Also: consonant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Al"ve*o*lar\ (?; 277), a. [L. alveolus a small hollow
    or cavity: cf. F. alv['e]olaire.] (Anat.)
    Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells,
    sacs, or sockets.
    
    {Alveolar processes}, the processes of the maxillary bones,
       containing the sockets of the teeth.
    
    
  2. \Al"ve*o*lar\, a. (Phon.)
    Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the
    alveolar processes of the upper front teeth.
    
    
 
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