noun, plural al·ve·o·li [al-vee-uh-lahy]. /ælˈvi əˌlaɪ/.
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Beside them, lining the ducts and alveoli, are smooth, muscle-like myoepithelial cells.Startups are racing to reproduce breast milk in the lab|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A breath of these microscopic particles can send them all the way to the alveoli, the tiny sacs where the lungs and the blood swap oxygen and carbon dioxide.What we know and don’t know about wildfire smoke’s health risks|Maria Temming|September 18, 2020|Science News
In the Atlantic City specimen the axis of the tooth where it emerges from the alveolus is 91 mm.
The alveolus lies entirely behind the symphysis, its anterior end being 160 mm.
When extracted from the alveolus, the whole tooth is found to be concave internally and convex externally.
When in the natural position, these teeth protrude about 33 mm., or a little more than one-third their height, above the alveolus.
The margins of the cleft in the lip are also attached to the alveolus by firm reflections of the mucous membrane.