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Having a honeycombed surface.

al·ve′o·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.


(ælˈvɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
1. (Anatomy) having many alveoli
2. resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb
[C19: from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus]
ˌalveoˈlation n


(ælˈvi ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

also al•ve′o•lat`ed,

having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
[1830–40; < Latin]
al•ve`o•la′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alveolate - pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)alveolate - pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
cellular - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); "the cellular construction of a beehive"; "any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"
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6 [= Monodonta alveolata Adams, 1853]; Kaicher 1990: No 5705, holotype; Wells & Slack-Smith 1986: 44; Jansen 1996: 7, No 21 [doubtful]; Kosuge & Chino 1998: 78, pl.
Representatives of the stramenopiles were again encountered, as well as members of Rhizaria and Alveolata.
IT MAY not look much and seldom grows more than an inch-and-a-half-about 4cm-but sabellaria alveolata, the honeycomb worm, leaves a big impression.