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alveolitis al·ve·o·li·tis (āl'vē-ə-lī'tĭs)

  1. Inflammation of alveoli.

  2. Inflammation of a tooth socket.

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1. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form 
2. inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic 
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