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Medical Term:

alveolus

Pronunciation: al-vē′ō-lŭs, -ō-lī

Definition:

  1. One of the terminal secretory portions of an alveolar or racemose gland.
  2. One of the honeycomb pits in the wall of the stomach.

Synonym(s): pulmonary alveolus

[L. dim. of alveus, trough, hollow sac, cavity]

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