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Search Results for: alveolar cell

Alveolar cell

Definition noun, plural: alveolar cells The cell lining the pulmonary alveolus; the cell of the air sac of the... Read More

Alveolus

Definition noun, plural: alveoli (1) pulmonary alveolus; air sac (2) (general) A concave cavity or pit alveolar,... Read More

Erythrocyte

Erythrocyte Definition Erythrocytes (red blood cells or RBCs) are the myeloid series of specialized cells that play an... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Phospholipid

What is a phospholipid? Phospholipids are a subgroup of lipids. Other major types of lipids are fatty acids, sphingolipids,... Read More

Hemolysis

The breakdown or catabolism of red blood cells or erythrocytes that result in the expulsion of hemoglobin and other... Read More

Macrophage

Definition noun, plural: macrophages A leukocyte whose main function is to eliminate cellular debris and foreign particles... Read More

Squamous epithelium

Definition noun, plural: squamous epithelia An epithelial tissue comprised of squamous cells, as seen in epidermis,... Read More

Diffusion

Diffusion Definition Diffusion is the net passive movement of molecules or particles from regions of higher to regions of... Read More

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Blood-air barrier

Blood-air barrier The barrier between capillary blood and alveolar air comprising the alveolar epithelium and capillary... Read More

Digastric muscle

Digastric Definition The digastric muscle is a paired muscle located under the jaw, consisting of the anterior and... Read More