alveolate

adjective
al·​ve·​o·​late | \ al-ˈvē-ə-lət How to pronounce alveolate (audio) \

Definition of alveolate

: pitted like a honeycomb alveolate pollen

First Known Use of alveolate

circa 1796, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About alveolate

Time Traveler for alveolate

Time Traveler

The first known use of alveolate was circa 1796

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near alveolate

alveolary

alveolate

alveole

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for alveolate

Cite this Entry

“Alveolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alveolate. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for alveolate

alveolate

adjective
al·​ve·​o·​late | \ al-ˈvē-ə-lət How to pronounce alveolate (audio) \

Medical Definition of alveolate

: pitted like a honeycomb

Other Words from alveolate

alveolation \ (ˌ)al-​ˌvē-​ə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce alveolate (audio) \ noun

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!