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.

Nearby words

  1. alvarez, luis walter,
  2. alvaro,
  3. alveated,
  4. alveoalgia,
  5. alveol-,
  6. alveolar,
  7. alveolar abscess,
  8. alveolar air,
  9. alveolar arch,
  10. alveolar artery

Origin of alveola

< New Latin; Latin alveolus; see alveolus

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