alveola

noun al·ve·o·la \ alˈvēələ \

Definition of alveola

plural alveolae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
1 : a small depression or pit: such as
a : one of the pits in the naked receptacle of composite plants
b : a pore of such fungi as Polyporus
c : the pitted perithecium in certain fungi
2 : alveolus

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Origin and Etymology of alveola

New Latin, alteration of Latin alveolus small cavity


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