Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to an alveolus.
  • adj. Anatomy Relating to the jaw section containing the tooth sockets: the alveolar ridge.
  • adj. Anatomy Relating to the alveoli of the lungs.
  • adj. Linguistics Formed with the tip of the tongue touching or near the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth, as the English (t), (d), and (s).
  • n. Linguistics An alveolar sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to an alveolus
  • adj. Relating to the jaw ridge containing the tooth sockets
  • adj. Relating to the alveoli (small air sacs) of the lungs
  • adj. Formed with the tip of the tongue touching the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth
  • n. An alveolar consonant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets.
  • adj. Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or pertaining to a socket, cell, or pit. An equivalent form is alveolary.
  • Superior, a branch of the internal maxillary artery supplying the teeth of the upper jaw and adjacent structures.
  • n. In phonetics, formed or articulated by bringing the tip of the tongue into contact with the alveolar point of the upper front teeth, as the consonants t, d, n, l.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
  • n. a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • adj. pertaining to the sockets of the teeth or that part of the upper jaw

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Examples

  • The angiogenic factor midkine is regulated by dexamethasone and retinoic acid during alveolarization and in alveolar epithelial cells.

    Recent Neonatal Research Publications

  • In collaboration with Dr. Barr, who discovered the gene involved in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, Dr. Womer and others have used the chromosomal changes in sarcomas to determine response to treatment.

    Pediatric cancer research

  • The rise in alveolar and blood CO2 tensions produces at the kidneys, as shown by the work of Pitts47 and of Gilman48, a retention of bicarbonate, thus further raising blood and tissue CO2 levels, though of course relieving in part the uncompensated gaseous acidosis.

    Dickinson W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • Currently, treatment is based on whether a patient's cancer is classified as alveolar or embryonal, which is determined by the appearance of a tumour sample under the microscope.

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  • Wetsel and his colleague Dachun Wang, M.D., an IMM instructor, used a genetic selection procedure they created to generate a type of lung cell known as alveolar epithelial type II, which secretes surfactant, a substance that keeps the lung inflated, and can turn into another important lung cell that regulates the transfer of oxygen into the blood and the removal of carbon dioxide.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • But a new study shows a different approach that targets cells known as alveolar macrophages to deliver the gene therapy to the lungs of mice with this form of inherited emphysema was successful in treating the condition for two years.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • The fox tapeworm is spread to humans in canine feces and can cause a fatal disease of the liver known as alveolar echinococcosis.

    Scientific American

  • Extension of the work led to a general definition of ventilation-perfusion relationships, separating effective "alveolar" ventilation from ineffective "dead space" ventilation on the one hand; and effective "alveolar" perfusion from ineffective "venous admixture" on the other.

    Dickinson W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • “Oh yes, it’s called alveolar carcinoma, cancer of the lung.”

    One From The Hart

  • Hypoxemia can also occur due to interstitial and alveolar edema.

    Colchicine Poisoning

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