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Definition of «Alveoli»

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Alveoli: The plural of alveolus. The alveoli are tiny air sacs within the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.

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    Alveoli. The alveoli are the final branchings of the respiratory tree and act as the primary gas exchange units of the lung. The gas-blood barrier between the alveolar ...

  • Alveoli | Define Alveoli at Dictionary.com

    noun, plural -li . 1. a little cavity, pit, or cell, as a cell of a honeycomb. 2. an air cell of the lungs, formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways. 3 ...

  • Alveoli - Wikinfo

    The alveoli (singular: alveolus) are very small porous air sacs found in the lung tissue of certain organisms. The lungs use passive osmotic diffusion which does not require ...

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    The oxygen exchange in the lungs takes place across the membranes of small balloon-like structures called alveoli attached to the branches of the bronchial passages.

  • Alveoli definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of ...

    Alveoli: The plural of alveolus. The alveoli are tiny air sacs within the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. Last Editorial Review: 1/1/2004

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