alveolitis al·ve·o·li·tis (āl'vē-ə-lī'tĭs)
Inflammation of alveoli.
Inflammation of a tooth socket.
|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|