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alveola

[al-vee-uh-luh] /ælˈvi ə lə/
noun, plural alveolae
[al-vee-uh-lee] /ælˈvi əˌli/ (Show IPA).
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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