Alveus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alveus The channel of a river.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alveus In anatomy: A tube or canal through which some fluid flows; especially, the larger part of such a tube, as the duct conveying the chyle to the subclavian vein. Specifically— The utricle of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
    • n alveus The combined utricle and saccule of the ear as seen in birds.
    • n alveus The superficial ventricular layer of medullary substance in the brain covering the hippocampus major.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

It will reach the Alveus Steganus in a moment, and pass the pharos.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
The calidarium (5) had the labrum (7) at one end, and the alveus (6) was in one side of the room.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
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