alveolus

Primary Meanings of alveolus

1.
n
a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
2.
n
a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
Full Definitions of alveolus
1

n a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways

Synonyms:
air cell, air sac
Type of:
sac
a structure resembling a bag in an animal
2

n a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth

Synonyms:
tooth socket
Type of:
socket
a bony hollow into which a structure fits

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