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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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They absorb freshly inhaled oxygen into the bloodstream via tiny capillaries near the wall of the alveolus and release the cellular respiration waste product, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere during exhalation.
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The relative sizes of the anterior alveoli are consistent with several extinct members of this assemblage, but are different from those of the horned alligatorid Ceratosuchus, in which the fourth alveolus is not much larger than the third (Bartels 1984).
The terminal respiratory unit of the lung from the respiratory bronchiole to the alveolus is called the acinus.
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