[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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Related Wordshuge, spacious, gaping, vast, roomy, yawning, sunken, depressed, void, vaulted, curved, cleft, notched, arched, dimpled, cupped, excavated, pitted, striated, alveolate
Examples from the Web for alveolate
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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