alveolate

[al-vee-uh-lit, -leyt]
adjective
having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
Also, alveolated.


Origin:
1830–40; < Latin alveolātus. See alveolus, -ate1

alveolation, noun
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alveolate (ælˈvɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
 
adj
1.  having many alveoli
2.  resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb
 
[C19: from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus]
 
alveo'lation
 
n

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Their tan, alveolate slices exude an aroma and taste that is positively fruity.
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