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dealate

[dee-ey-leyt, -lit] /ˈdi eɪˌleɪt, -lɪt/
adjective
1.
Also, dealated
[dee-ey-ley-tid] /ˈdi eɪˌleɪ tɪd/ (Show IPA)
. (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.
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dealation, noun
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dealate

/ˈdiːeɪˌleɪt; -lɪt/
adjective
1.
(of ants and other insects) having lost their wings, esp by biting or rubbing them off after mating
Derived Forms
dealation, noun
Word Origin
from de- + alate
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