Pronunciation: (al-vē'u-lur), [key]
1. Anat., Zool.of or pertaining to an alveolus or to alveoli.
2. Phonet.articulated with the tongue touching or close to the alveolar ridge, as English t, d, n; gingival.
Phonet.an alveolar sound.
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