alveolocapillary membrane

[ ăl-vē′ə-lō-kăpə-lĕr′ē ]

n.

A thin layer of tissue that mediates the exchange of gases between the alveoli and the blood in the pulmonary capillaries.

Nearby words

  1. alveolar-arterial oxygen difference,
  2. alveolate,
  3. alveolectomy,
  4. alveolitis,
  5. alveolo-,
  6. alveoloclasia,
  7. alveolodental ligament,
  8. alveolodental membrane,
  9. alveololingual,
  10. alveolopalatal


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