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al·ve·o·lus

 (ăl-vē′ə-ləs)
n. pl. al·ve·o·li (-lī′)
1. A small angular cavity or pit, such as a honeycomb cell.
2. A tooth socket in the jawbone.
3. A tiny, thin-walled, capillary-rich sac in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. Also called air sac.

[Latin, small hollow, diminutive of alveus, a hollow, from alvus, belly.]

alveolus

(ælˈvɪələs) or

alveole

n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Anatomy) any small pit, cavity, or saclike dilation, such as a honeycomb cell
2. (Anatomy) any of the sockets in which the roots of the teeth are embedded
3. (Anatomy) any of the tiny air sacs in the lungs at the end of the bronchioles, through which oxygen is taken into the blood
[C18: from Latin: a little hollow, diminutive of alveus]

al•ve•o•lus

(ælˈvi ə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. a little cavity, pit, or cell, as a cell of a honeycomb.
2. any of the tiny bunched air sacs at the ends of the bronchioles of the lungs.
3. the socket within the jawbone in which the root or roots of a tooth are set.
[1700–10; < Latin, =alve(us) concave vessel + -olus -ole1]

al·ve·o·lus

(ăl-vē′ə-ləs)
Plural alveoli (ăl-vē′ə-lī′)
Any of the tiny air-filled sacs arranged in clusters in the lungs that allow oxygen to diffuse into the bloodstream and carbon dioxide to diffuse out of it. Also called air sac.

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One of the lungs’ tiny air sacs at the outer ends of the terminal bronchioles; also the bony socket supporting a tooth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alveolus - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungsalveolus - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
2.alveolus - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a toothalveolus - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
Translations
алвеола
plicní sklípek
alveola

alveolus

[ælˈvɪələs] N (alveoli (pl)) [ælˈvɪəlaɪ]alvéolo m, alveolo m

alveolus

[ælˈvɪələs] nalveolo

al·ve·o·lus

n. alvéolo, cavidad.

alveolus

n (pl -li) alvéolo or alveolo
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APH6 BLW6 BLW6/APH6 APXtoIAN6 LUA6 APH6 R 1 BLW6 R .077 1 BLW6/APH6 R -.629 (**) .718 (**) 1 APXtoIAN6 R .700 (**) -.037 -.512 (**) 1 LUA6 R -.403 (**) .224 (*) .454 (**) -.227 (*) 1 (*) Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed); (**) Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed); R: Pearson's correlation coefficient; APH6: alveolar process height at the LM1 site; BLW6: bucco-lingual width of the alveolar process at the LM1 site; APXtoIAN6: the distance from the apical region of dental alveolus to the superior margin of the IAN canal at the LM1 site; LUA6: lingual undercut angulation at the LM1 site.
Alveolus, another a beta product, acts as a human lung surrogate structure; it is a single alveolus surrounded by a bed of human-sized capillaries and is being offered to those interested in the air-liquid interface of the lung.
Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) is an intraoral presurgical orthopedic appliance introduced at the first weeks of life of an affected CLP newborn, it was introduced by a Craniofacial Orthodontist in the late 1990s exploiting the plasticity of the nasal cartilage and early alveolar molding to reduce cleft gap.1 The objective of the presurgical NAM is to reduce the severity of the original cleft deformity and thereby enable the surgeon to achieve better results and less future repairs of the alveolus, lip and nose.2
[4] The gingivobuccal complex is composed of the buccal mucosa, gingivobuccal sulcus, lower gingiva of mandibular alveolus, upper gingiva of maxillary alveolus and retromolar trigone area.
Zacharias et al, "Regeneration of the lung alveolus by an evolutionarily conserved epithelial progenitor," Nature, online February 28, 2018, DOI: 10.1038/nature25786
These included alveolus models comprising a single hemisphere attached to a duct (i.e., respiratory bronchiole) [11-16], an alveolar duct with multiple alveoli (i.e., alveolated duct) [17, 18], and space-filling-based models with honeycomb or polygonal structures (i.e., terminal alveolar sacs) [19-23].
A baby girl aged seven months presented to our clinic, Etomie Oral and Maxillofacial Clinic, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, with a thick tubular structure in the medial canthus of the left eye and cleft of the left upper lip, left alveolus, and primary and secondary palates from birth.
Main benefits (non exhaustive list) - firm phase: - general provisions: Site installations, Construction studies, Installation of structures, Etc., - demolition of the existing alveolus of the upstream point, - demolition of the upstream end of the multi-grid gallery located under the future parvis outlet of the dayd bridge, - additional earthworks and demolitions of underground works on the upstream south track, The south central track, The seibert base, - demolition of the renault pediment optional section: Asbestos removal work (removal of asbestos mixtures) on the sidewalk at the upstream side of the seibert bridge.
We conducted a retrospective study to determine the incidence and treatment outcomes of neck metastases inpatients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the hard palate and/or maxillary alveolus after surgical excision of the primary tumor.
Once a tooth is extracted, fascicular bone undergoes a remodeling process leading to reduction of vertical and horizontal dimensions of the alveolar crest; and while the blood clot is replaced by a temporary matrix and reticular bone, alveolus walls are reabsorbed and gradually remodeled.
Although the length of the mandibular symphysis remains conjectural, the narrow anterior of the mandible, the presence of the premaxilla-maxilla suture in the rostrum, and the anterior inclination of the first preserved premaxilla functional alveolus, all indicate proximity to the anterior of the snout.