Pronunciation: al-vē′ō-lŭs, -ō-lī
- One of the terminal secretory portions of an alveolar or racemose gland.
- 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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