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Noun: ala (alae)  ey-lu
  1. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
    "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"
  2. A wing of an insect

Derived forms: alae

Type of: appendage, outgrowth, process, wing

Part of: insect

Encyclopedia: Ala, Italy