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alveolitis Line breaks: al¦ve¦ol|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌalvɪə(ʊ)ˈlʌɪtɪs/

Definition of alveolitis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the air sacs of the lungs.
Example sentences
  • The authors concluded that inflammatory alveolitis might have been present in severely exposed subjects.
  • This second group was further subdivided into conditions that are part of a systemic disease or fibrosing alveolitis (defined as pulmonary disease only).
  • In contrast, fibrosing alveolitis is a disease that starts in the periphery of the lung.

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