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Definition 1: a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for alveolus in the sense of this definition

(alveolus is a kind of ...) a structure resembling a bag in an animal

(... is part of alveolus) either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood

Definition 2: a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for alveolus in the sense of this definition

(alveolus is a kind of ...) a bony hollow into which a structure fits

(... is part of alveolus) a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth

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