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alar

[ey-ler] /ˈeɪ lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or having wings; alary.
2.
winglike; wing-shaped.
3.
Anatomy, Botany, axillary.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin ālāris equivalent to āl(a) wing (see ala) + -āris -ar1
Related forms
interalar, adjective
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alar

/ˈeɪlə/
adjective
1.
relating to, resembling, or having wings or alae
2.
denoting the cells at the base of a moss leaf, to the sides, that sometimes differ in structure from cells in the rest of the leaf
Word Origin
C19: from Latin āla a wing

Alar

/ˈeɪlɑː/
noun
1.
a chemical sprayed on cultivated apple trees in certain countries, to increase fruit set Also called daminozide
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alar

adj.

"wing-like," c.1840; "of or pertaining to wings," 1847, from Latin alaris, from ala "wing, armpit, wing of an army" (source of Spanish ala, French aile), from *axla, originally "joint of the wing or arm;" from PIE *aks- (see axis).

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alar a·lar (ā'lər)
adj.

  1. Resembling, containing, or composed of wings or alae; axillary.

  2. Relating to the ala of such structures as the nose, sphenoid bone, and sacrum.

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