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Pronunciation: al-vē′ō-lō

Definition: An alveolus, the alveolar process; alveolar.

[L. alveolus, a concave vessel, a bowl, a basin, fr. alveus, a trough, + -olus, small, little; akin to alvus, the belly, the womb]

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