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Having a honeycombed surface.

al·ve′o·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
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(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
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(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.
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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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