HyperDic: alveolus

English > 2 senses of the word alveolus:
NOUNbodyalveolus, air sac, air cella tiny sac for holding air in the lungs
bodyalveolus, tooth socketa bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
English > alveolus: 2 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways.
Synonymsair sac, air cell
Part oflungEither of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates
BroadersacA structure resembling a bag in an animal
Spanishalveolo, alvéolo, alveolo pulmonar, alvéolo pulmonar
Catalanalvèol, alvèol pulmonar
Adjectivesalveolarpertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
alveolatepitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
English > alveolus: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth.
Synonymtooth socket
Part ofalveolar ridge, gum ridge, alveolar processA ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
BroadersocketA bony hollow into which a structure fits
Spanishalveolo, alvéolo
Catalanalvèol

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