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lung unit

 

Definition:

  1. a respiratory bronchiole together with the alveolar ducts and sacs and pulmonary alveoli into which the respiratory bronchiole leads;
  2. considered by some to include the terminal bronchiole and its subdivisions, and called a pulmonary acinus.
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