alveolate(redirected from alveolately)
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Having a honeycombed surface.
al·ve′o·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
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]
al•ve•o•late(ælˈvi ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)
having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb.
[1830–40; < Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||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"