alveolate

or al·ve·o·lat·ed

[al-vee-uh-lit, -leyt or al-vee-uh-ley-tid]
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Origin of alveolate

From the Latin word alveolātus, dating back to 1830–40. See alveolus, -ate1
Related formsal·ve·o·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alveolate

alveolate

adjective
  1. having many alveoli
  2. resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb
Derived Formsalveolation, noun

Word Origin for alveolate

C19: from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus
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