alveola

[ al-vee-uh-luh ]
/ ælˈvi ə lə /

noun, plural al·ve·o·lae [al-vee-uh-lee]. /ælˈvi əˌli/. Botany, Zoology.

a small cavity, cell, or pit on the surface of an organ.
an alveolus.

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Origin of alveola

<New Latin; Latin alveolus;see alveolus
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