alveolectomy

[ăl′vē-ə-lĕktə-mē]

n.

Surgical removal of a portion of the aveolar process to facilitate the fitting of a dental prosthesis.

Nearby words

  1. alveolar sac,
  2. alveolar soft part sarcoma,
  3. alveolar ventilation,
  4. alveolar-arterial oxygen difference,
  5. alveolate,
  6. alveolitis,
  7. alveolo-,
  8. alveolocapillary membrane,
  9. alveoloclasia,
  10. alveolodental ligament


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