alveolotomy

[ ăl′vē-ō-lŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision of the alveolar process to drain pus from an abscess.

Nearby words

  1. alveolodental ligament,
  2. alveolodental membrane,
  3. alveololingual,
  4. alveolopalatal,
  5. alveoloplasty,
  6. alveolus,
  7. alveopalatal,
  8. alvera,
  9. alveus,
  10. alvin


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