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Alveolar ventilation

alveolar ventilation

alveolar ventilation n.
The volume of gas expired from alveoli to the outside of the body per minute.


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    having ; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb. Historical Examples Plants large, subglobose, with alveolate, sinuate carbonous exterior. Synopsis of Some Genera of the Large Pyrenomycetes C. G. Lloyd Sometimes the calymma is alveolate and foamy, as in Nassella and the common Thalassicolla. Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second […]

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    a little cavity, pit, or cell, as a cell of a honeycomb. an air cell of the lungs, formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways. one of the terminal secretory units of a racemose gland. the socket within the jawbone in which the root or roots of a tooth are set. Historical Examples […]

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