noun Date: 1928 the inner surface of the gums of the upper front teeth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • teethridge — [tēth′rij΄] n. the ridge of gum along the inside of the upper front teeth …   English World dictionary

  • teethridge — /teeth rij /, n. Phonet. See alveolar ridge. [1925 30; TEETH + RIDGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • teethridge — teeth•ridge [[t]ˈtiθˌrɪdʒ[/t]] n. phn the gum covered bony ridge immediately behind the upper front teeth; alveolar ridge • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • teethridge — /ˈtiθrɪdʒ/ (say teethrij) noun → alveolar ridge …   Australian English dictionary

  • teethridge — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the inner surface of the gums of the upper front teeth * * * /teeth rij /, n. Phonet. See alveolar ridge. [1925 30; TEETH + RIDGE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • alveolar — adjective Date: 1799 1. of, relating to, resembling, or having alveoli; especially of, relating to, or constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise, the air containing compartments of the lungs, or glands with secretory cells about a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alveolus — noun (plural alveoli) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of alveus cavity, hollow, from alvus belly, beehive; akin to Lithuanian aulys beehive, Greek aulos tube, flute Date: circa 1706 1. a small cavity or pit: as a. a socket in the jaw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palatal — adjective Date: 1668 1. a. formed with some part of the tongue near or touching the hard palate posterior to the teethridge < the sh and y in English and the ḵ of ich iḵ in German are examples of palatal consonants > b. of a vowel front 2 2. of,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trill — I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch trillen to vibrate, Swedish trilla to roll Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to flow in a small stream or in drops ; trickle 2. twirl, revolve transitive verb to cause to fl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard palate — n. the bony part of the roof of the mouth, behind the upper teethridge * * * …   Universalium

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