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Definition

Pertaining to the alveoli, the tiny air sacs in the lungs. The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place in the alveoli which look like cells in a honeycomb. The word comes from the Latin diminutive of "alveus" meaning a cavity or hollow = a little cavity or hollow.


 

 

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