alveolar theory


Definition of alveolar theory

: a now discarded cytological theory that held protoplasm to be essentially an emulsion in which the apparent ground substance is the discontinuous phase

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First Known Use of alveolar theory

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Alveolar theory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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