alveolus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (al-vē'u-lus), [key]
— pl. -li
- a little cavity, pit, or cell, as a cell of a honeycomb.
- an air cell of the lungs, formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways.
- one of the terminal secretory units of a racemose gland.
- the socket within the jawbone in which the root or roots of a tooth are set.
- alveolus (Thesaurus)