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(al-vē′ŏ-lŭs )

(al-vē′ŏ-lī″ )

(al-vē′ŏ-lē″ )

pl. alveoli [L. alveolus, small hollow, cavity]

1. A small hollow.
2. The bony socket of a tooth.
3. An air sac of the lungs.

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4. Any of the honeycombed depressions of the gastric mucous membrane.
5. A follicle of a racemose gland.

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