Alveolus vs Alveoles - What's the difference?

alveolus | alveoles |


As nouns the difference between alveolus and alveoles

is that alveolus is a small cavity or pit while alveoles is .

alveolus

English

Noun

(alveoli)
  • A small cavity or pit.
  • (anatomy) an anatomical structure that has the form of a hollow cavity
  • (anatomy) a small air sac in the lungs, where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged with the blood.
  • Synonyms

    * (air sac in lung) pulmonary alveolus

    Derived terms

    * alveolar * alveolate * dental alveolus (syn. tooth socket)

    See also

    * (Alveolus) * (Pulmonary alveolus)

    References

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    alveoles

    English

    Noun

    (head)