Definition of alveolitis in English:


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


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the air sacs of the lungs.
    More 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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