alula

alula

[al-yuh-luh]
noun, plural alulae [al-yuh-lee] .
1.
Also called bastard wing, spurious wing. the group of three to six small, rather stiff feathers growing on the first digit, pollex, or thumb of a bird's wing.
2.
a membranous lobe at the base of each wing of a dipterous insect.

Origin:
1765–75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin āl(a) wing + -ula -ule

alular, adjective
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alula (ˈæljʊlə)
 
n , pl -lae
another name for bastard wing
 
[C18: New Latin: a little wing, from Latin āla a wing]
 
'alular
 
adj

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