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1. alveolus

noun. a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways.

Synonyms

  • air sac
  • lung
  • air cell

Etymology

  • alveolus (Latin)
  • -ulus (Latin)

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2. alveolus

noun. a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth.

Synonyms

  • socket
  • tooth socket
  • gum ridge
  • alveolar ridge

Etymology

  • alveolus (Latin)
  • -ulus (Latin)

Sentences with alveolus


1. Noun, singular or mass
These gases are primarily exchanged in two places -- the capillary beds that surround each body cell and the capillary beds that surround each alveolus in the lungs.

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