1. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
Syn: ↑dry socket
Hypernyms: ↑inflammation, ↑redness, ↑rubor
2. inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
Hypernyms: ↑inflammation, ↑redness, ↑rubor
Hyponyms: ↑farmer's lung, ↑thresher's lung, ↑bagassosis, ↑bagascosis

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alveolitis /al-vi-ə-līˈtis/ noun
Inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs
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Main Entry:alveolus

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