Alveary
Alveary Al"ve*a*ry, n.; pl. {Alvearies}. [L. alvearium, alveare, beehive, fr. alveus a hollow vessel, beehive, from alvus belly, beehive.] 1. A beehive, or something resembling a beehive. --Barret. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The hollow of the external ear. --Quincy. [1913 Webster]


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  • Alveary — A beehive. [< Lat. alvearium = a group of beehives, alvarus = a beehive] Cf. Beoceorl; Mellitarius …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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  • Alveoli — Alveolus Al*ve o*lus ([a^]l*v[=e] [ o]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. {Alveoli} ( l[imac]). [L., a small hollow or cavity, dim. of alveus: cf. F. alv[ e]ole. See {Alveary}.] 1. A cell in a honeycomb. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A small cavity in a coral,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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