Meaning of alveolitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌalvɪəʊˈlʌɪtɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the air sacs of the lungs.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The general practitioner died from the result of fibrosing alveolitis on 26 January 2000.’
    • ‘Although still in his mid-50s and in the prime of his productive professional life, fibrosing alveolitis had left him severely disabled.’