Pulmonary alveolus

An alveolus (plural: alveoli, frae Laitin alveolus, "little cavity") is an anatomical structur that haes the form o a hollae cavity.[1] Foond in the buff parenchyma, the pulmonary alveoli are the terminal ends o the respiratory tree, which outcrop frae either alveolar sacs or alveolar ducts, which are baith steids o gas exchynge wi the bluid as well.[2]

Pulmonary alveolus
Alveolus diagram.svg
The alveoli
Laitinalveolus pulmonis
CodeTH H3.
Anatomical terminology


  1. Weibel, E. R. (1963). Academic Press (ed.). Morphometry of the human lung. p. 151. ISBN 3-540-03073-5.
  2. Hansen, J. E.; Ampaya, E. P.; Bryant, G. H. and Navin, J. J. (1975). "The Branching Pattern of Airways and Air Spaces of a Single Human Terminal Bronchiole". Journal of Applied Physiology. 38 (6): 983–989. PMID 1141138.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)