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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Ending on this informative but light note, we may dare to "profane the poetic usufruct" but will surely find more such generous pockets of insight the further we delve into the alveolation of Warren's oeuvre.