What does the word alveolar mean?

Usage examples for alveolar

  1. If some sugar or table salt is pulverized and some very old oil is added, and a drop of the mixture is observed under the microscope, a froth of alveolar structure is seen whose configuration is like that of protoplasm, according to certain theories, and in which movements take place which are decidedly like those of protoplasmic circulation. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  2. Alveolar length of upper molar tooth- row. – Subspeciation in the Meadow Mouse, Microtus montanus, in Wyoming and Colorado by Sydney Anderson
  3. The position of the 'foramen magnum', as in all savage tribes, is more behind the middle transverse diameter than in Europeans; but this arises in a great measure, though not entirely, from the prominence of the alveolar processes of the upper jaw. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor

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