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alveolocapillary membrane in Medicine

alveolocapillary membrane

(ăl-vē′ə-lō-kăpə-lĕr′ē)
n.
  1. A thin layer of tissue that mediates the exchange of gases between the alveoli and the blood in the pulmonary capillaries.
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