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alveolate

or alveolated

[al-vee-uh-lit, -leyt or al-vee-uh-ley-tid] /ælˈvi ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or ælˈvi əˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
Origin of alveolate
1830-1840
From the Latin word alveolātus, dating back to 1830-40. See alveolus, -ate1
Related forms
alveolation, noun
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alveolate

/ælˈvɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
having many alveoli
2.
resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb
Derived Forms
alveolation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus
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