faveolate

[ fuh-vee-uh-leyt, -lit ]
/ fəˈvi əˌleɪt, -lɪt /

adjective

honeycombed; alveolate; pitted.

Nearby words

  1. fave,
  2. favela,
  3. favelado,
  4. favella,
  5. favellidium,
  6. faveolus,
  7. favicon,
  8. favid,
  9. favism,
  10. favonian

Origin of faveolate

First recorded in 1865–70; faveol(us) + -ate1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for faveolate

faveolate

favose (ˈfævəʊs)

/ (fəˈviːəˌleɪt) /

adjective

pitted with cell-like cavities

Word Origin for faveolate

C19: from New Latin faveolus a little honeycomb, blend of Latin favus honeycomb + alveolus a small hollow

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for faveolate

faveolate

[ fə-vēə-lāt′ ]

adj.

Pitted with cavities; honeycombed.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.