alveolus, gen. and pl. alveoli

[NA]. A small cell, cavity, or socket.

1. Syn: pulmonary alveolus.

2. One of the terminal secretory portions of an alveolar or racemose gland.

3. One of the honeycomb pits in the wall of the stomach.

4. Syn: tooth socket.


[L. dim. of alveus, trough, hollow sac, cavity]

alveolus dentalis

pulmonary alveolus

alveoli pulmonis