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Meaning of ALVEOLUS

Pronunciation:  al'veeulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
  2. [n]  a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
 

ALVEOLUS is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: air cell, air sac, tooth socket
 
 See Also: alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge, lung, sac, socket

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al*ve"o*lus\ ([a^]l*v[=e]"[-o]*l[u^]s), n.; pl.
{Alveoli} (-l[imac]). [L., a small hollow or cavity, dim. of
alveus: cf. F. alv['e]ole. See {Alveary}.]
1. A cell in a honeycomb.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small cavity in a coral, shell, or fossil

3. (Anat.) A small depression, sac, or vesicle, as the socket
   of a tooth, the air cells of the lungs, the ultimate
   saccules of glands, etc.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alveolar ridge, alveolation, antrum, apex, armpit, arytenoid cartilages, back, basin, blade, bowl, cavity, concave, concavity, crater, crypt, cup, dent, depression, dimple, dint, dip, dorsum, fold, follicle, funnel chest, furrow, gouge, hard palate, hole, hollow, hollow shell, honeycomb, impress, impression, imprint, indent, indentation, indention, indenture, lacuna, larynx, lips, nasal cavity, notch, oral cavity, palate, pharyngeal cavity, pharynx, pit, pock, pocket, pockmark, print, punch bowl, scoop, shell, sink, sinus, socket, soft palate, speech organ, sunken part, syrinx, teeth, teeth ridge, tip, tongue, trough, velum, vocal chink, vocal cords, vocal folds, vocal processes, voice box, vug
 

 

 

 

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