The thickened ridge of bone that contains the tooth sockets on the maxilla. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: processus alveolaris (maxilla) pars dentalis of maxilla maxilla alveolar process processus alveolaris maxillae alveolar ridge of maxilla posterior alveolar ridge lower alveolar ridge alveolar part of maxilla alveolar process of maxilla alveolar margin of maxilla

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latin term
processus alveolaris maxillae [ FMA:TA FMA:52897 ]

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Gray157.png

has alternative id

UBERON:0001696

id

UBERON:0004527

taxon notes

In humans, the tooth-bearing bones are the maxilla and the mandible. The mineral content of alveolar bone is mostly hydroxyapatite, which is also found in enamel as the main inorganic substance