[ ăl-vē′ə-lō-kăp′ə-lĕr′ē ]
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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- alveolar-arterial oxygen difference,
- alveolodental ligament,
- alveolodental membrane,
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