alveolitis

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alveolitis

(ˌælvɪəˈlaɪtɪs)
n
an inflammation of the alveoli, occurring either in the lungs or in the socket of a tooth
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Noun1.alveolitis - inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
2.alveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dustalveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
farmer's lung, thresher's lung - alveolitis caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in the dust that is inhaled from moldy hay
bagascosis, bagassosis - alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

al·ve·o·li·tis

1. n. alveolitis.
2. infl. de los alveolos pulmonares;
infl. de la fosa de un diente;
allergic ______ alérgica;
acute pulmonary ______ pulmonar aguda;
chronic fibrotic ______ fibrosa crónica;
cryptogenic fibrotic ______ fibrosa criptogénica;
extrinsic allergic ______ alérgica extrínseca.