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alveolate

[al-vee-uh-lit, -leyt] /ælˈvi ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
Also, alveolated.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin alveolātus. See alveolus, -ate1
Related forms
alveolation, noun
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  • Their tan, alveolate slices exude an aroma and taste that is positively fruity.
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alveolate

/ælˈvɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
having many alveoli
2.
resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb
Derived Forms
alveolation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus
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