noun, plural al·ve·o·li [al-vee-uh-lahy] /ælˈvi əˌlaɪ/.
Origin of alveolus
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Historical Examples of alveoli
The pores or alveoli are angular elongated, white at first, then straw-color.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The state of the alveoli and the teeth, shows that the molars had not yet pierced the gum.On Some Fossil Remains of Man
Thomas H. Huxley
Pertaining to the alveoli, the cavities for the reception of the teeth.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
Its alveoli in one maxilla are closed and those in the opposite maxilla are more open than is normal.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico
Owing to the absence of superior incisors in ruminants, the intermaxillary bone presents no alveoli.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
Word Origin for alveolus
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").