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- n. An inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs.
- n. An inflammation of a dental alveolus (tooth socket).
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- n. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
- n. inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
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