alveolate


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al·ve·o·late

 (ăl-vē′ə-lĭt)
adj.
Having a honeycombed surface.

al·ve′o·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.

alveolate

(ælˈvɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
adj
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

al•ve•o•late

(ælˈvi ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

also al•ve′o•lat`ed,



adj.
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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A photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites.
The large megaspores of L duriei with distinctive alveolate ornamentation are easy to recognize, being among the most distinctive in the genus.
There were new solutions wiggling to be applied and old ones which had been superseded though they lived on in the public consciousness like the memory of a beloved opera star and her tresses in a cell in the walls of an alveolate neogothic parlor.