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Of or relating to the area immediately behind the alveolar ridge, the hard, bony part of the palate behind the upper front teeth, and descriptive of speech sounds articulated with the tongue tip in that area, examples being the initial sounds in the words rye, try, and dry. See also place of articulation. [From Latin post after or behind + alveolus a small depression, referring to the tooth sockets]

Subjects: Psychology.

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