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alveoalgia

[ ăl′vē-ō-ăljə ]

n.

Pain following a tooth extraction caused by blood clot disintegration and subsequent infection of the empty socket.

Nearby words

alvarez, alvarez hypothesis, alvarez, luis walter, alvaro, alveated, alveoalgia, alveol-, alveola, alveolar, alveolar abscess, alveolar air
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