Definition of Alula

1. Noun. Scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly.

Exact synonyms: Calypter
Generic synonyms: Squama
Group relationships: Fly
Derivative terms: Alular



2. Noun. Tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing.
Exact synonyms: Bastard Wing, Spurious Wing
Generic synonyms: Feather, Plumage, Plume
Group relationships: Wing
Derivative terms: Alular

Definition of Alula

1. n. A false or bastard wing. See under Bastard.

Definition of Alula

1. Noun. Bastard wing. A small projection on the anterior edge of the wing on some birds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alula

1. a tuft of feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing [n -LAE] : ALULAR [adj]

Medical Definition of Alula

1. A false or bastard wing. See Bastard. Origin: NL, dim. Of L. Ala a wing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alula

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altruisms
altruist
altruistic
altruistic filicides
altruistically
altruists
alts
altumomab
alu-equivalent family
alu elements
alu family
alu sequence
aludel
aludels
alula (current term)
alulae
alular
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alum
alum-haematoxylin
alum compounds
alum rock
alum root
alum shale
alum stone
alum stones
alumane
alumbloom
alumen

Literary usage of Alula

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The alula.—In certain families of the Diptera and of the ... beneath the base of the wing when the wings are closed; this part of the wing is the alula or ..."

2. Catalogue of the Specimens of Neuropterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker (1852)
"... alula milla. In this group the species have very slender bodies, the abdomen of the male is very long, and in some species the ..."

3. Five Years in Damascus: With Travels and Researches in Palmyra, Lebanon, the by Josias Leslie Porter (1870)
"ON the 1 9th of October, 1852, I set out, in company with the Rev. S. Robson and the Rev. J. Barnett, to visit Saidnaya, M'alula, ..."

4. Five Years in Damascus: With Travels and Researches in Palmyra, Lebanon, the by Josias Leslie Porter (1870)
"ON the 19th of October, 1852, I set out, in company with the Rev. S. Robson and the Rev. J. Barnett, to visit Saidnaya, M'alula, ..."

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