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faveolate

[ fuh-vee-uh-leyt, -lit ]
/ fəˈvi əˌleɪt, -lɪt /
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adjective
honeycombed; alveolate; pitted.
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Origin of faveolate

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

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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
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