Alveolus

Definition of Alveolus

Al`ve´o`lus   Pronunciation: ăl`vē´ô`lŭs
n.1.A cell in a honeycomb.
2.(Zool.) A small cavity in a coral, shell, or fossil
3.(Anat.) A small depression, sac, or vesicle, as the socket of a tooth, the air cells of the lungs, the ultimate saccules of glands, etc.

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air cell, air sac, lung, sac
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