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Definition of the noun alveolus

What does alveolus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alveoli

  1. a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of alveolus: air cell / air sac
    • more generic word: sac = a structure resembling a bag in an animal
    • part of: lung = either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates
  2. a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth

Alternative definition of the noun alveolus

noun

  1. A small cavity or pit.
  2. [anatomy] an anatomical structure that has the form of a hollow cavity
  3. [anatomy] a small air sac in the lungs, where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged with the blood.

Phrases with alveolus

  1. Mitra Alveolus
  2. Chiton Alveolus
  3. Dental alveolus
  4. Pyrgus Alveolus
  5. Papilio Alveolus
  6. Agaricus Alveolus
  7. Vexillum Alveolus
  8. Pulmonary alveolus
  9. Theridion Alveolus
  10. Crepidotus Alveolus
  11. Polydrusus Alveolus
  12. Clypeomorus Alveolus
  13. Leptochiton alveolus
  14. Lepidopleurus alveolus
  15. Species Mitra Alveolus
  16. Trichouropoda Alveolus
  17. Species Chiton Alveolus
  18. Species Pyrgus Alveolus
  19. Species Papilio Alveolus
  20. Species Agaricus Alveolus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for alveolus

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Google previewe-Study Guide for: Phlebotomy for Health Care Personnel (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alveolus: An alveolus is an anatomical structure that has the form of a hollow cavity. Found in the lung parenchyma, the pulmonary alveoli are the terminal ends of the respiratory tree, which outcrop from either alveolar sacs or alveolar ducts, ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory and Ventilatory Systems (2013)

by Marc Thiriet

The pulmonary alveolus is the principal constituent of the pulmonary parenchyma . This small cavity is situated either along walls of respiratory bronchioles (last bronchiolar generations), which are more and more alveolized distally, traveling ...

Google previewDisorders of Lipid Metabolism (2012)

by G.V. Marinetti

In transposing this model to the lung, the transmural pressure acting across the alveolus is the transpulmonary pressure. SALINE AIR ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Human Biology by Colleen Belk, ISBN 9780131481244 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alveolus Arteriole Blood flow Capillaries Diameter An alveolus is an anatomical structure that has the form of a hollow cavity. Found in the lung parenchyma, the pulmonary alveoli are the dead ends of the respiratory tree, which outcrop from ...

Google previewThe Nature Library (1920)

The alveolus is a circular cavity near the base of the cymbium. When the bulb is expanded, the three divisions of it are distinctly separated; there being a slender neck between the basal division (Fig. 102, b, d.) and the middle division (Fig. 102 ...

Google previewHuman Biology, Concepts and Current Issues (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alveoli: An alveolus is an anatomical structure that has the form of a hollow cavity . Found in the lung parenchyma, the pulmonary alveoli are the terminal ends of the respiratory tree, which outcrop from either alveolar sacs or alveolar ducts, ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Dental Assisting : Comprehensive Approach by Donna J. Phinney, ISBN 9781418048730 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alveoli: An alveolus is an anatomical structure that has the form of a hollow cavity . Found in the lung parenchyma, the pulmonary alveoli are the terminal ends of the respiratory tree, which outcrop from either alveolar sacs or alveolar ducts, ...

Google previewComputational Modeling of Cell Injury During Pulmonary Microbubble Flows (2009)

An alveolus is a small air sac covered in a web of capillaries to facilitate gas transport between the pulmonary circulation and the inhaled air (see Figure 2.2). Deeper in the lung, alveoli become more numerous and the respiratory bronchioles ...

Google previewReproduction in Domestic Animals (1991)

by Perry T. Cupps

The alveolus is the basic secretory element of the mammary glands of all mammals (Fig. 3). The alveoli are small vesicles or sacs made up of a single layer of secretory epithelial cells which surround the lumen. The alveoli are surrounded by a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

(Latin, alveolus = a small cavity + -atus = characterized by.) 1. Furnished with cells or alveoli. 2.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Alveolus. and. Palate. NORBERT SCHWENZER Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany Synonyms Cheilognathopalatoschisis Definition and Characteristics We distinguish ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

alveolar sac [L, alveolus, little hollow; Gk, sakkos], sac at one of the terminal cavities of lung tissue. alveolar septum. See interalveolar septum. alveolar sinus. See dental fistula. alveolar socket [L, alveolus, little ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

alveolar sac [L, alveolus, little hollow; Gk, sakkos], sac at one of the terminal cavities of lung tissue. alveolar septum. See interalveolar septum. alveolar sinus. See dental fistula. alveolar socket [L, alveolus, little ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

form indicating an association with an alveolus or alveoli (e.g., alveolocapillary, pert. to the alveoli and capillaries of the lungs). alveolus (aI-ve'a-Ias) N., pl. alveoli 1. any tiny saclike structure, esp. the ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedia of Surgery (1884)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

It is impossible to say how deeply in the jaw the epithelioma-tous growth may have penetrated, and therefore it is better not to be content with simply cutting away the alveolus with bone-forceps, but to remove a iece of the whole thickness of ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

alveolar periosteum [L, alveolus, little hollow; Gk, peri, near, osteon, bone], a dense layer of connective tissue that lines the alveolar cavities of the upper ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

alveolar periosteum [L, alveolus, little hollow; Gk, peri, near, osteon, bone], a dense layer of connective tissue that lines the alveolar tooth sockets of the upper and lower jaws, joining the bones to the horizontal ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution (2015)

by Bernard Wood

alveolus = small hollow, dim. of alveus = hollow, and processus = to go forward or advance.) ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

allopathic alveolus (plural alveoli) antibodies that in turn release substances which produce an immune response; the response is the allergy. An allergy can be produced as a result of contact with almost anything, but the most common ...

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