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EtymologyEdit

From φατνίο (fatnío, tooth socket) +‎ -ακός (-akós). Calque of French alvéolaire.

AdjectiveEdit

φατνιακός (fatniakósm (feminine φατνιακή, neuter φατνιακό)

  1. (anatomy) relating to tooth sockets
  2. (phonetics, phonology) alveolar (formed with the tip of the tongue touching the inner ridge of the gums of the upper front teeth)

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