alveola

noun al·ve·o·la \alˈvēələ\

Definition of alveola

plural

alveolae

\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
  1. 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. 2 :  alveolus

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Origin and Etymology of alveola

New Latin, alteration of Latin alveolus small cavity — more at alveolus


First Known Use: 1802


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