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[fuh-vee-uh-luh s]
noun, plural fa·ve·o·li [fuh-vee-uh-lahy] /fəˈvi əˌlaɪ/.
  1. a small pit or cavity resembling a cell of a honeycomb; alveola.
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Origin of faveolus

1880–85; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + (alv)eolus little cavity; see alveolar
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faveolus in Medicine


n. pl. -li (-lī′)
  1. A small pit or depression.
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