noun see dealated

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dealation — See dealate. * * * …   Universalium

  • dealation — de·ala·tion …   English syllables

  • dealation — noun see dealated …   Useful english dictionary

  • dealate — dealation, n. /dee ay layt , lit/, Entomol. adj. 1. Also, dealated /dee ay lay tid/. (of certain ants and termites after nuptial flights) having no wings as a result of having bitten or rubbed them off. n. 2. a dealate insect. [DE + ALATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dealate — dēˈāˌlāt, lə̇t noun ( s) Etymology: de + alate : a dealated insect : a mature sexual individual of a kind of insect that undergoes dealation * * * dealation, n. /dee ay layt , lit/, Entomol. adj. 1. Also, dealated …   Useful english dictionary

  • dealated — adjective Date: 1904 divested of the wings used of postnuptial adults of insects (as ants) that drop their wings after a nuptial flight • dealation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dealated — adj. [L. de, away from; alatus, winged] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Loosing wings, as ants and termites, by casting or breaking off; dealation n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dealate —   v.t. v.t. rob or divest of wings.    ♦ dealation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dealate — [dē ā′lāt΄] adj. [ DE + ALATE] having lost its wings: said of ants and other insects whose wings are shed after the mating flight: also dealated dealation n …   English World dictionary

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