Translation of alveolus in Spanish:


alvéolo, n.

Pronunciation /ˌalvɪˈəʊləs//alˈvɪələs//ælˈviələs/

nounPlural alveoli

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    alvéolo masculine
    • He found a major cause of bronchial asthma and many other chronic diseases to be a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the alveolus of our lungs.
    • Many alveoli in the functioning lung can remain at low volume for extended periods.
    • Scientists also suspect that air pollutants might dampen the growth of alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs.
    • Holes in the lungs occur as the alveoli air sacs break down.
    • As altitude increases above sea level, atmospheric pressure drops with a parallel decrease in the amount of oxygen available at the blood/air interface in the lung alveolus.