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ALA (alae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ala mean? 

ALA (noun)
  The noun ALA has 2 senses:

1. a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
2. a wing of an insect

  Familiarity information: ALA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALA (noun)


Sense 1ala [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Context examples:

the alae of the nose / the alae of a maple seed / the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae

Hypernyms ("ala" is a kind of...):

appendage; outgrowth; process (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant)


Sense 2ala [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wing of an insect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("ala" is a kind of...):

wing (a movable organ for flying (one of a pair))

Holonyms ("ala" is a part of...):

insect (small air-breathing arthropod)


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