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alveolus

(ălvē`ələs): see lungslungs,
elastic organs used for breathing in vertebrate animals, excluding most fish, which use gills, and a few amphibian species that respire through the skin. The word is sometimes applied to the respiratory apparatus of lower animals.
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alveolus

[al′vē·ə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A tiny air sac of the lung.
A tooth socket.
A sac of a compound gland.

alveolus

1. any small pit, cavity, or saclike dilation, such as a honeycomb cell
2. any of the sockets in which the roots of the teeth are embedded
3. any of the tiny air sacs in the lungs at the end of the bronchioles, through which oxygen is taken into the blood
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The finding of TRP-like channels in the alveolate protist L.
There were new solutions wiggling to be applied and old ones which had been superseded though they lived on in the public consciousness like the memory of a beloved opera star and her tresses in a cell in the walls of an alveolate neogothic parlor.
The main difference between the two structures is that in the bee's alveolate architecture re petition is the rule; in the human-made maze it is a lure.
42) extremely well preserved, fusiform, glossy, mostly reddish in color but varying from gray to light brown or yellowish, surface slightly alveolate when viewed under magnification.
Tief Deep in der Zeitenschrunde, in Time's crevasse beim by Wabeneis the alveolate ice wartet, ein Atemkristall, waits, a crystal of breath, dein unumsto[beta]liches your irreversible Zeugnis.
Alveolate weathering processes which operate on clays in semi-arid regions, such as the so-called "tafoni" of Corsica and Sardinia, can also be related to this type of crystal growth, as can the differentiated thermal expansion of salts held in the rock.