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alveolate

Definition:

pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

alveolus

Comparative:

more alveolate

Superlative:

most alveolate

Similar to:

cellular

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Alveolate | alveolates

a major superphylum of protists. There are four phyla, which are very diverse in form, but are now known to be close relatives based on various ultrastructural and genetic similarities: Apicomplexa - parasitic protozoa that lack axonemal locomotive ... (38 of 1477 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Alveolate

Collins Dictionary:

alveolate | alveolation [noun, derived]

having many alveoli | resembling the deep pits of a honeycomb (10 of 263 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/alveolate

Oxford Dictionary:

alveolus | alveoli [plural] | alveolate [derived]

[anatomy] : a small cavity, pit, or hollow, in particular | any of the many tiny air sacs of the lungs which allow for rapid gaseous exchange. | the ... (27 of 79 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/alveolus

New World Dictionary:

alveolate | alveolated | alveolation [noun, related]

honeycombed; full of small cavities (5 of 21 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/alveolate

Wiktionary:

alveolate

Having a structure containing honeycomb-like cavities | [biology] A grouping of protists comprising the ciliates, sporozoa and dinoflagellates (17 of 19 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/alveolate

Random House Dictionary:

alveolate | alveolated

having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb. (7 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/alveolate

American Heritage Dictionary:

alveolate | alveolation [noun, related]

Having a honeycombed surface. (4 of 10 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/alveolate

Cambridge Dictionary:

honeycomb | honeycombed [adjective, derived]

a wax structure containing many small holes which is made by bees to store their honey | something with a similar structure (21 of 60 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/honeycomb

Macmillan British Dictionary:

honeycombed

full of holes or tunnels (5 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/honeycombed

Merriam-Webster:

pitted

marked with pits (3 of 37 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pitted

Columbia Encyclopedia:

lungs | alveolus | bronchus

elastic organs used for breathing in vertebrate animals, excluding most fish, which use gills, and a few amphibian species that respire through the ... (23 of 319 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0830631​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

pitted

covered with indentations or small holes | used to describe a fruit whose stone has been removed (16 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561563545​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

alveolate

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Late Latin alveolātus forming a channel, hollowed, from Latin: alveolus

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/alveolate

faveolate | favose

First use: 19th century

Origin: from New Latin faveolus a little honeycomb, blend of Latin favus honeycomb + alveolus a small hollow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/faveolate

New World Dictionary:

alveolate

Origin: Latin alveolatus, hollowed out from alveolus, "alveolus"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/alveolate

faveolate

Origin: Modern Latin faveolus, diminutive of Latin favus, honeycomb

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/faveolate

American Heritage Dictionary:

faveolate

Origin: From New Latin faveolus: Latin favus, honeycomb + "alveolus".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/faveolate

Wiktionary:

faveolate

Origin: Latin favus honeycomb.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/faveolate

favus

Origin: Latin favus ("honeycomb").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/favus

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

alveolate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "alveolate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/alveolate

faveolate | favose

Audio: British English pronunciation of "faveolate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/faveolate

the Free Dictionary:

alveolate

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "alveolate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "alveolate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/alveolate

faveolate

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "faveolate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "faveolate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/faveolate

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

alveolate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "alveolate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=alveol​02 word=alveolate

YourDictionary Audio:

alveolate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "alveolate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/alveolate

faveolate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "faveolate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/faveolate

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