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alveolate

[ al-vee-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ælˈvi ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective
having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
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Also al·ve·o·lat·ed [al-vee-uh-ley-tid] /ælˈvi əˌleɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of alveolate

First recorded in 1790–1800; from Latin alveolātus, “hollowed out, channeled”; see origin at alveolus, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM alveolate

al·ve·o·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alveolate

alveolate
/ (ælˈvɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective
having many alveoli
resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb

Derived forms of alveolate

alveolation, noun

Word Origin for alveolate

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