alveolar ridge


noun

the ridgelike border of the upper and lower jaws containing the sockets of the teeth.
Also called alveolar process.
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Medicine definitions for alveolar process

alveolar process

n.

The ridge on the surfaces of the upper and lower jaws containing the tooth sockets
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