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Medical Term:

alveolectomy

Pronunciation: al′vē-ō-lek′tō-mē

Definition: Surgical excision of a portion of the dentoalveolar process, for recontouring of the alveolar ridge at the time of tooth removal.

[alveolus + G. ektomē, excision]

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