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ala

[ey-luh] /ˈeɪ lə/
noun, plural alae
[ey-lee] /ˈeɪ li/ (Show IPA)
1.
a wing.
2.
a winglike part, process, or expansion, as of a bone, shell, seed, or stem.
3.
either of the two side petals of a flower in the legume family, as the pea.
4.
(in an ancient Roman house) a small room, as an alcove, opening into a larger room or courtyard.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin āla wing, armpit, shoulder, representing *aks-lā, derivative of same base as axis axle (see axis1); see axle

Ala

[ah-lah] /ˈɑ lɑ/
noun
1.
Hussein
[hoo-seyn] /hʊˈseɪn/ (Show IPA),
1888–1964, Iranian statesman and diplomat: premier in 1951 and from 1955 to 1957.

Ala

Biochemistry
1.

Ala.

1.

A.L.A.

1.
American Library Association.
2.
Associate in Liberal Arts.
3.
Authors League of America.
4.
Automobile Legal Association.
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British Dictionary definitions for ala

ala

/ˈeɪlə/
noun (pl) alae (ˈeɪliː)
1.
(zoology) a wing or flat winglike process or structure, such as a part of some bones and cartilages
2.
(botany) a winglike part, such as one of the wings of a sycamore seed or one of the flat petals of a sweet pea flower
Word Origin
C18: from Latin āla a wing

Ala.

abbreviation
1.
Alabama
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ala in Medicine

ala a·la (ā'lə)
n. pl. a·lae (ā'lē)
A winglike or expanded structure or part, such as the external ear.

Ala abbr.
alanine

ALA (ā'ěl-ā')
n.
Delta-aminolevulinic acid; an intermediate in the biosynthesis of hematin formed from glycine and succinyl-coenzyme A.

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Related Abbreviations for ala

ALA

  1. alpha-linolenic acid
  2. American Library Association
  3. American Lung Association
  4. Association for Laboratory Automation

Ala.

  1. Alabama
  2. alanine
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