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or al·ve·o·lat·ed

[al-vee-uh-lit, -leyt or al-vee-uh-ley-tid]
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  1. having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
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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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Related Words

huge, spacious, gaping, vast, roomy, yawning, sunken, depressed, void, vaulted, curved, cleft, notched, arched, dimpled, cupped, excavated, pitted, striated, alveolate

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British Dictionary definitions for alveolate


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

Word Origin

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