Definition of Alveoli

1. Noun. (irregular plural of alveolus) ¹



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Definition of Alveoli

1. alveolus [n] - See also: alveolus

Medical Definition of Alveoli

1. A small cell containing air in the lungs, a sac-like dilation of the alveolar ducts in the lung (plural: alveoli) (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alveoli

alveolar soft part sarcoma
alveolar supporting bone
alveolar ventilation
alveolar yoke
alveolarisation
alveolarization
alveolarizations
alveolarly
alveolars
alveolary
alveolate
alveolates
alveole
alveolectomy
alveoles
alveoli (current term)
alveoli pulmonis
alveoliform
alveolingual
alveolitis
alveolo-
alveolo-palatal
alveolobuccal groove
alveolobuccal sulcus
alveolocapillary block
alveolocapillary membrane
alveoloclasia
alveolodental
alveolodental canals
alveolodental ligament

Literary usage of Alveoli

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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"remark that at ordinary altitudes, even taking into account the diminution the oxygen undergoes before it reaches the pulmonary alveoli, the partial ..."

2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1897)
"At the bottom of the mucosa are long, oval alveoli, lined by irregular cylinder-cells, the deeply staining nuclei of which are toward the walls of the ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"In the peripheral portions of the lobe many of the alveoli are air-containing, ... The walls of the alveoli and atria are edematous, and in places about the ..."

4. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"The alveoli,2 which directly communicate with the latter, are relatively wider branching tubes of variable length, lined by the secreting cells. ..."

5. Respiration by John Scott Haldane (1922)
"It will be shown in Chapter IX that during rest under normal conditions the gas pressures in the alveolar air and blood passing through the alveoli come ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1921)
"The alveoli indicate the size of the teeth. The anterior end of the jaw being ... Posterior to this large second alveolus are eight small alveoli, ..."

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