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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "alvéolo."
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (space in a honeycomb)
a. cell
Las abejas almacenan la miel que producen en los alveolos de su panal.Bees store the honey they produce in the cells of their honeycomb.
2. (anatomy)
a. alveolus
Los químicos del cigarro pueden dañar los alveolos pulmonares.The chemicals in cigarettes can damage the pulmonary alveoli.
3. (dental anatomy)
a. alveolus
Los dientes se sujetan firmemente a los alveolos.The teeth are firmly attached to the alveoli.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de panal)
a. cell
2. (anatomy)
a. alveolus
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