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Pitted with cavities or cells; honeycombed.

[From New Latin faveolus : Latin favus, honeycomb + (alv)eolus.]
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(fəˈviːəˌleɪt) or


pitted with cell-like cavities
[C19: from New Latin faveolus a little honeycomb, blend of Latin favus honeycomb + alveolus a small hollow]
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Adj.1.faveolate - pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)faveolate - 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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