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foveolate

[ foh-vee-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˈfoʊ vi ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective Biology.
having foveolae, or very small pits.
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Also fo·ve·o·lat·ed [foh-vee-uh-ley-tid] /ˈfoʊ vi əˌleɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of foveolate

First recorded in 1840–50; foveol(a) + -ate1
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Medical definitions for foveolate

foveolate
[ fōvē-ə-lāt′, -lĭt, fō-vēə- ]

adj.
Having minute pits or small depressions on the surface.
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