What does Alveolar mean?

Definitions for Alveolarælˈvi ə lər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alveolar consonant, dental consonant, alveolar, dental(adj)

    a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

  2. alveolar(adj)

    pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs

  3. alveolar(adj)

    pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw

    "alveolar processes"


  1. alveolar(Noun)

    An alveolar consonant

  2. alveolar(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to an alveolus

  3. alveolar(Adjective)

    Relating to the jaw ridge containing the tooth sockets

  4. alveolar(Adjective)

    Relating to the alveoli (small air sacs) of the lungs

  5. alveolar(Adjective)

    Formed with the tip of the tongue touching the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alveolar(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets

  2. Origin: [L. alveolus a small hollow or cavity: cf. F. alvolaire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alveolar

    al′ve-o-lar, adj. (anat.) of or belonging to the sockets of the teeth, as the alveolar arch, the part of the upper jaw in which the teeth are placed—also Al′veolary.—n. Al′veole, the hollow or socket of a tooth—more common Alvē′olus.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alveolar in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alveolar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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