alveola

alveola

[al-vee-uh-luh]
noun, plural alveolae [al-vee-uh-lee] . Botany, Zoology.
1.
a small cavity, cell, or pit on the surface of an organ.
2.
an alveolus.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; Latin alveolus; see alveolus

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