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alveolar arch

noun
1.
the part of the upper or lower jawbone in which the teeth are set.
Origin of alveolar arch
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • The alveolar arch is pushed forward and thus gains an appearance which reminds us of the higher apes.

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