alveolate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj alveolate pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Alveolate (Bot) Deeply pitted, like a honeycomb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • alveolate Same as alveolated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Alveolate pitted like a honeycomb
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. alveolatus, fr. alveolus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. alvearium, beehive—alveus, a hollow vessel.

Usage

In literature:

The hymenium is alveolate, radiating, formed of the densely irregularly uniting gills; elongated, diamond-shaped.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Spores alveolate or muriculate, usually flattened and angular.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Radiateur a alveoles Honeycomb radiator.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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