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= alveoliform.See also alveoliform
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences. From (i) French alvéolariforme or its etymon (ii) scientific Latin alveolariformis, alteration (after post-classical Latin alveolaris) of alveariformis from classical Latin alveārium + -formis.
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