[fuh-vee-uh-leyt, -lit]
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Origin of faveolate

First recorded in 1865–70; faveol(us) + -ate1
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Related Words for faveolate

alveolate, faveolate, melliferous, nectariferous, nectarous

British Dictionary definitions for faveolate


favose (ˈfævəʊs)

  1. 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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faveolate in Medicine


  1. Pitted with cavities; honeycombed.
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