or fo·ve·o·lat·ed

[foh-vee-uh-lit, -leyt or foh-vee-uh-ley-tid]

adjective Biology.

having foveolae, or very small pits.

Origin of foveolate

First recorded in 1840–50; foveol(a) + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

foveolate in Medicine


[fōvē-ə-lāt′, -lĭt, fō-vēə-]


Having minute pits or small depressions on the surface.
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