noun. inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic.
- farmer's lung
- thresher's lung
- achromatic color
noun. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form.
- dry socket
Example sentences of the word alveolitis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Acute allergic alveolitis causes difficulty breathing, coughing, chills and fever, but symptoms disappear if you avoid feather dust and airborne fecal matter from birds.