Definitions of ala

  1. a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a wing of an insect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A winglike organ, or part. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 1. Any wing-like or expanded structure. 2. Axilla. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  5. Any winglike projection, e. g. of vomer; the lateral petal of a papilionaceous flower; the membranous expansion on some seeds or fruits. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  6. [Latin] Any wing like projection or structure; lateral petal of papilionaceous flower; membranous expansion on some seeds. Plu. alae. na
  7. ALA (from Lat. ala, a wing), a word used technically by analogy with its meaning of "wing." In physiology, it means any wing-like process, such as one of the lateral cartilages of the nose. In botany, one of the side petals of a papilionaceous corolla, &c. In architecture, a side apartment or recess of a Romanhouse (the origin of "aisle"). en.wikisource.org
  8. A term often used by anatomists for parts which project like a wing from the median line; as the Alce nasi, Alce of the uterus, etc. See Axilla, and Pavilion of the Ear. Also, Pterygium. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  9. pl. aloe. Any wing-like process. American pocket medical dictionary.
  10. Pl. alae. A wing-like structure. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  11. Any winglike process of a bone, a muscle, or any other part of the body. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  12. The pavilion of the ear. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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