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Definitions and Synonyms of alveolitis | Another word for alveolitis | What is alveolitis?

Definition 1: inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic - [noun denoting state]

(alveolitis is a kind of ...) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

(... is a kind of alveolitis ) alveolitis caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in the dust that is inhaled from moldy hay

(... is a kind of alveolitis ) alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)

Definition 2: inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for alveolitis in the sense of this definition

(alveolitis is a kind of ...) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

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