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Oct. 3rd, 2017 | 07:45 am

alveolate (al-VEE-uh-layt) - adj., pitted like a honeycomb.


Connotation is that the pits are not shallow, but are more like the cells of a honeycomb. Adopted in the 1830s from Latin alveolātus, forming a channel/hollowed, from alveolus, little cavity/pit/cell, from alveus, concave.

---L.

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