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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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In this study, we find both sequence homology and pharmacological support for the presence of TRP-like channels in a eukaryotic alveolate protist, and our results are consistent with their role in rapid mechanosensing as a part of predator avoidance behavior.
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sup][5] In addition, the alveolate presentation is also a significant finding in most cases of reported ICCs.
Pathology results from lung biopsy showed a single small fragment of alveolate pulmonary parenchyma showing no histopathologic abnormality.