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alveolar duct

 

Definition:

  1. the part of the respiratory passages distal to the respiratory bronchiole; from it arise alveolar sacs and alveoli;
  2. the smallest of the intralobular ducts in the mammary gland, into which the secretory alveoli open.

Synonym(s): ductulus alveolaris

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