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  1. (linguistics) An alveolar consonant
    1. Of, or relating to an alveolus
    2. (anatomy) Relating to the jaw ridge containing the tooth sockets
    3. (anatomy) Relating to the alveoli (small air sacs) of the lungs
    4. (phonetics) Formed with the tip of the tongue touching the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth

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