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alveolate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
    pitted; cavitied; faveolate; honeycombed.
WordNet

Al"ve*o*late adjective
Etymology
L. alveolatus, fr. alveolus.
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Deeply pitted, like a honeycomb.

Webster 1913