Definition of Alveolar ridge

1. Noun. A ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth.

Exact synonyms: Alveolar Process, Gum Ridge
Terms within: Alveolus, Tooth Socket, Alveolar Artery, Arteria Alveolaris
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process
Group relationships: Jaw



Definition of Alveolar ridge

1. Noun. (anatomy) a ridge that forms the borders of the maxilla and the mandible and contains the alveoli of the teeth ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Alveolar ridge

1. That portion of bone in either the maxilla or the mandible which surrounds and supports the teeth. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alveolar Ridge

alveolar hydatid cyst
alveolar index
alveolar macrophage
alveolar macrophage elastase
alveolar mucosa
alveolar osteitis
alveolar part of mandible
alveolar pattern
alveolar periosteum
alveolar point
alveolar process
alveolar proteinosis
alveolar resorption
alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
alveolar rhabdosarcoma
alveolar ridge (current term)
alveolar ridge augmentation
alveolar sac
alveolar septum
alveolar soft part sarcoma
alveolar supporting bone
alveolar ventilation
alveolar yoke
alveolarisation
alveolarization
alveolarizations
alveolarly
alveolars
alveolary
alveolate

Literary usage of Alveolar ridge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"I might note that in the case of the alveolars, my attempt at pronunciation with the blade in contact with the alveolar ridge did not satisfy the informants ..."

2. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"I might note that in the case of the alveolars, my attempt at pronunciation with the blade in contact with the alveolar ridge did ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"The first and most extensive fissure extending through the soft and hard palate—and then dividing in front, passes through the alveolar ridge, making a gap ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Artificial Crown-, Bridge-, and Porcelain-work by George Evans (1920)
"The gold dummies are placed in occlusion, leaving a space of about one-eighth inch between the cervices and the alveolar ridge, and in this position are ..."

5. Journal of the British Dental Association by British Dental Association (1899)
"In other words, in the case of dead teeth there was simply extrusion from the alveolus, but in the case of living there was growth of the alveolar ridge. ..."

6. Practical Dental Metallurgy: A Text and Reference Book for Students and by Joseph Dupuy Hodgen, Guy Stillman Millberry (1918)
"Usually the tissues covering the alveolar ridge are thicker, and therefore more yielding, than those covering the hard palate, and a plate swaged upon a ..."

7. A Manual of Dental Prosthetics by George Henry Wilson (1920)
"As the resorption of the alveolar processes progresses, the summit of the alveolar ridge of the upper jaw recedes upward and inward, whereas the summit of ..."

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