Alveoli vs Tubuloalveolar - What's the difference?

alveoli | tubuloalveolar |


As a noun alveoli

is (alveolus).

As an adjective tubuloalveolar is

(biology) starting out as a branched tubular gland and branching further to terminate in alveoli.

alveoli

English

Noun

(head)
  • (alveolus)
  • ----

    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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    tubuloalveolar

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (biology) Starting out as a branched tubular gland and branching further to terminate in alveoli.
  • Synonyms

    * tubuloacinar