De alate

dealate

[dee-ey-leyt, -lit] Entomology.
adjective
1.
Also, dealated [dee-ey-ley-tid] . (of certain ants and termites after nuptial flights) having no wings as a result of having bitten or rubbed them off.
noun
2.
a dealate insect.

Origin:
de- + alate

dealation, noun
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dealate or dealated (ˈdiːeɪˌleɪt, -lɪt, ˈdiːeɪˌleɪtɪd)
 
adj
(of ants and other insects) having lost their wings, esp by biting or rubbing them off after mating
 
[from de- + alate]
 
dealated or dealated
 
adj
 
[from de- + alate]
 
dea'lation or dealated
 
n

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