alveolar arch

noun
the part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set
Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage
Part Holonyms: ↑jaw

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noun
see alveolar II, 1b

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the part of the upper or lower jawbone in which the teeth are set.
[1895-1900]

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alveolar arch noun
The part of the jaw in which the teeth are embedded
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Main Entry:alveolus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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