alveolar process

noun
a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
Syn: ↑alveolar ridge, ↑gum ridge
Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage
Part Holonyms: ↑jaw
Part Meronyms: ↑tooth socket, ↑alveolus, ↑alveolar artery, ↑arteria alveolaris

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noun or alveolar ridge
: the ridge or raised thickened border of the mandible and superior maxillary bones that contains the sockets of the teeth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • alveolar process — n the bony ridge or raised thickened border on each side of the upper or lower jaw that contains the sockets of the teeth called also alveolar ridge * * * the portion of bone in either the maxilla or the mandible that surrounds and supports the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Alveolar process — Bone: Alveolar process Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Alveolar process visible at bottom.) …   Wikipedia

  • Alveolar process of maxilla — Infobox Bone Name = Alveolar process Latin = processus alveolaris maxillae GraySubject = 38 GrayPage = 161 Caption = Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Alveolar process visible at bottom.) Caption2 = Cartilages of the nose, seen from below. (Alveolar… …   Wikipedia

  • alveolar arch — n the arch of the upper or lower jaw formed by the alveolar processes * * * an arch formed by the ridge of the alveolar process of the mandible or maxilla; see arcus alveolaris mandibulae and arcus alveolaris maxillae …   Medical dictionary

  • process — process1 [prä′ses΄, prä′səs; ] chiefly Brit & Cdn [, prō′ ses΄, prō′səs] n. pl. processes [prä′ses΄iz, prä′səs iz; prä′sə sēz΄] [ME < OFr proces < L processus, pp. of procedere: see PROCEED] 1. the course of being done: chiefly in in… …   English World dictionary

  • alveolar ridge — noun a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth • Syn: ↑gum ridge, ↑alveolar process • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • alveolar artery — noun a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar process • Syn: ↑arteria alveolaris • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑inferior alveolar artery, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • alveolar point — noun craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla • Syn: ↑prosthion, ↑prostheon • Hypernyms: ↑craniometric point * * * noun : a point on the alveolar process midway between the median… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alveolar part of mandible — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = pars alveolaris mandibulae GraySubject = 44 GrayPage = 173 Caption = Mandible. (Alveolar part not labeled, but is visible below teeth.) Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph =… …   Wikipedia

  • alveolar ridge — the ridgelike border of the upper and lower jaws containing the sockets of the teeth. Also called alveolar process. See diag. under mouth. * * * …   Universalium

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