alveolocapillary membrane

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alveolocapillary membrane al·ve·o·lo·cap·il·lar·y membrane (āl-vē'ə-lō-kāp'ə-lěr'ē)
n.
A thin layer of tissue that mediates the exchange of gases between the alveoli and the blood in the pulmonary capillaries.

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