Alveolar processes, the processes of the maxillary bones, containing the sockets of the teeth.

(Al"ve*o*la*ry) a. Alveolar. [R.]

(Al"ve*o*late) a. [L. alveolatus, fr. alveolus.] (Bot.) Deeply pitted, like a honeycomb.

(Al"ve*ole) n. Same as Alveolus.

(Al*ve"o*li*form) a. [L. alveolus + -form.] Having the form of alveoli, or little sockets, cells, or cavities.

(||Al*ve"o*lus) n.; pl. Alveoli [L., a small hollow or cavity, dim. of alveus: cf. F. alvéole. See Alveary.]

1. A cell in a honeycomb.

2. (Zoöl.) A small cavity in a coral, shell, or fossil

3. (Anat.) A small depression, sac, or vesicle, as the socket of a tooth, the air cells of the lungs, the ultimate saccules of glands, etc.

(||Al"ve*us) n.; pl. Alvei [L.] The channel of a river. Weate.

(Al"vine) a. [L. alvus belly: cf. F. alvin.] Of, from, in, or pertaining to, the belly or the intestines; as, alvine discharges; alvine concretions.

(Al"way) adv. Always. [Archaic or Poetic]

I would not live alway.
Job vii. 16.

(Al"ways) adv. [All + way. The s is an adverbial (orig. a genitive) ending.]

1. At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually; as, God is always the same.

Even in Heaven his [Mammon's] looks and thoughts.

2. Constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; — opposed to sometimes or occasionally.

He always rides a black galloway.

(||A*lys"sum) n. [NL., fr. Gr. name of a plant, perh. fr. 'a priv. + raging madness.] (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.

(Am) [AS. am, eom, akin to Gothic im, Icel. em, Olr. am, Lith. esmi, L. sum., Gr. Zend ahmi, Skr. asmi, fr. a root as to be. . See Are, and cf. Be, Was.] The first person singular of the verb be, in the indicative mode, present tense. See Be.

God said unto Moses, I am that am.
Exod. iii. 14.

(Am`a*bil"i*ty) n. [L. amabilitas.] Lovableness. Jer. Taylor.

The New English Dictionary (Murray) says this word is "usefully distinct from Amiability."

(Al"ve*o*lar) a. [L. alveolus a small hollow or cavity: cf. F. alvéolaire.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, alveoli or little cells, sacs, or sockets.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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