alveolar abscess

n.

An abscess in the alveolar ridge of the jaw, usually caused by the spread of infection from an adjacent nonvital tooth.dental abscess

Nearby words

  1. alveated,
  2. alveoalgia,
  3. alveol-,
  4. alveola,
  5. alveolar,
  6. alveolar air,
  7. alveolar arch,
  8. alveolar artery,
  9. alveolar cell,
  10. alveolar cell carcinoma


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