alveolar Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of "alveolar" - English Dictionary

alveolaradjective

uk   /ˌæl.viˈəʊ.lər/  us   /ælˈviː.ə.lɚ/ specialized

alveolar adjective (LUNGS)

medical relating to the alveoli (= small air bags in the lungs, with thin walls that allow oxygen to enter the blood)

alveolar adjective (SPEECH)

phonetics (of a speech sound) made by putting your tongue against the hard place behind your top front teeth: /t/, /z/, and /n/ are alveolar sounds in English.

alveolar adjective (JAW)

anatomy relating to the holes in the jaw that hold the roots of the teeth: the alveolar ridge
(Definition of alveolar from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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