alveolitis

noun
al·​ve·​o·​li·​tis | \ al-ˌvē-ə-ˈlīt-əs, ˌal-vē- How to pronounce alveolitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of alveolitis

: inflammation of one or more alveoli especially of the lung

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“Alveolitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alveolitis. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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