- alveolar-capillary membrane
- alveolocapillary membrane a thin tissue barrier between pulmonary alveoli and adjacent capillaries, the site of gas exchange between alveolar air and capillary blood. Called also alveolar-capillary or alveolocapillary barrier and blood-air or blood-gas barrier.
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