[al-vee-uh-lit, -leyt or al-vee-uh-ley-tid]
- having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
Origin of alveolate
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Sometimes the calymma is alveolate and foamy, as in Nassella and the common Thalassicolla.
Alveolate: Marked by depressions separated by thin walls so as to resemble a honeycomb (Fig. 144).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
Plants large, subglobose, with alveolate, sinuate carbonous exterior.
- having many alveoli
- resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb
C19: from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus
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