Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).
The pores or alveoli are angular elongated, white at first, then straw-color.
Pertaining to the alveoli, the cavities for the reception of the teeth.
The inferior border is hollowed out into alveoli, in which are implanted the superior molar and canine teeth.
Around this passage are grouped a number of honeycomb-like sacs, the air cells or alveoli of the lungs.
Owing to the absence of superior incisors in ruminants, the intermaxillary bone presents no alveoli.
The state of the alveoli and the teeth, shows that the molars had not yet pierced the gum.
Few or no intact epithelial cells may be found in the alveoli.
Its alveoli in one maxilla are closed and those in the opposite maxilla are more open than is normal.
The teeth become loose, project from the alveoli, and sometimes fall out.
1706, from Latin alveolus "a tray, trough, basin; bed of a small river," diminutive of alvus "belly, stomach, paunch, bowels; hold of a ship," from PIE *aulo- "hole, cavity" (cf. Greek aulos "tube, pipe," Old Church Slavonic uliji, Lithuanian aulys "beehive" (hollow trunk), Armenian yli "pregnant").
alveolus al·ve·o·lus (āl-vē'ə-ləs)
n. pl. al·ve·o·li (-lī')
A small angular cavity or pit, such as a tooth socket or an air sac.