Alular
Alular Al"u*lar, a. (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the alula. [1913 Webster]

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  • alular — See alula. * * * …   Universalium

  • alular — al·u·lar …   English syllables

  • alular — adjective pertaining to alulae • Pertains to noun: ↑alula • Derivationally related forms: ↑alula • Topics: ↑zoology, ↑zoological science * * * adjective see …   Useful english dictionary

  • alula — alular, adj. /al yeuh leuh/, n., pl. alulae / lee /. 1. Also called bastard wing, spurious wing. the group of three to six small, rather stiff feathers growing on the first digit, pollex, or thumb of a bird s wing. 2. a membranous lobe at the… …   Universalium

  • alula — noun 1. scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two winged fly • Syn: ↑calypter • Derivationally related forms: ↑alular • Hypernyms: ↑squama • Part Holonyms: ↑fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ostrich — For other uses, see Ostrich (disambiguation). Ostrich Temporal range: pleistocene–present …   Wikipedia

  • alula — /ˈæljulə/ (say alyoohluh) noun (plural alulae /ˈæljuli/ (say alyoohlee)) the group of three to six small, rather stiff, feathers growing on the first digit, pollex, or thumb of a bird s wing. {New Latin, diminutive of Latin āla wing} –alular,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bastard wing — noun tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird s wing • Syn: ↑alula, ↑spurious wing • Derivationally related forms: ↑alular (for: ↑alula) • Hypernyms: ↑feathe …   Useful english dictionary

  • calypter — noun scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two winged fly • Syn: ↑alula • Derivationally related forms: ↑alular (for: ↑alula) • Hypernyms: ↑squama …   Useful english dictionary

  • spurious wing — noun tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird s wing • Syn: ↑bastard wing, ↑alula • Derivationally related forms: ↑alular (for: ↑alula) • Hypernyms: ↑feather …   Useful english dictionary

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