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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·ve·o·lar /ælˈvi(ə)lɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 al·ve·o·lar /ælˈvɪəlɚ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ve·o·lar a.  Anat.
 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets.
 2. Phon. Articulated with the tip of the tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth.
 Alveolar processes, the processes of the maxillary bones, containing the sockets of the teeth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
      2: pertaining to the alveolar ridge; "alveolar consonant"
      n : a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the
          gum ridge [syn: alveolar consonant, dental consonant]