from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a honeycombed surface.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as alveolated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Deeply pitted, like a honeycomb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a structure containing honeycomb-like cavities
  • noun biology A grouping of protists comprising the ciliates, sporozoa and dinoflagellates

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)


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