alveolate

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adjective al·ve·o·late \ -lət \

Definition of alveolate

:pitted like a honeycomb
  • alveolate pollen

First Known Use of alveolate

circa 1796


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alveolate

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adjective al·ve·o·late \ al-ˈvē-ə-lət \

medical Definition of alveolate

:pitted like a honeycomb

alveolation

play \(ˌ)al-ˌvē-ə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

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