Surgical excision of a portion of the dentoalveolar process, for recontouring of the alveolar ridge at the time of tooth removal to facilitate a dental prosthesis. [alveolus + G. ektome, excision]

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al·ve·o·lec·to·my al-.vē-ə-'lek-tə-mē, .al-vē- n, pl -mies surgical excision of a portion of an alveolar process usu. as an aid in fitting dentures

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al·ve·o·lec·to·my (al″ve-o-lekґtə-me) [alveol- + -ectomy] subtotal or complete excision of the alveolar process of the maxilla or mandible.

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  • alveolectomy — n. partial or complete removal of the alveolar process of the maxilla or mandible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alveolectomy — al·ve·o·lec·to·my …   English syllables

  • alveolectomy — alˌvēəˈlektəmē, ˌalvē noun ( es) Etymology: alveol + ectomy : the excision of a portion of the alveolar process usually as an aid in fitting dentures …   Useful english dictionary

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