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Medical Term:

alveolotomy

Pronunciation: al-vē′ō-lot′ō-mē

Definition: Surgical opening into a dental alveolus to allow drainage of pus from a periapical or other intraosseous abscess.

[alveolo- + G. tomē, incision]

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