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

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  • 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

  • dealated — adjective Having shed of lost its wings, usually in the normal course of its life cycle. Syn: dealate …   Wiktionary

  • dealated — de·alat·ed …   English syllables

  • dealated — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erratic ant — Taxobox name = Erratic ant regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera familia = Formicidae genus = Tapinoma species = T. erraticum binomial = Tapinoma erraticum binomial authority = Latreille, 1789The erratic ant… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • dealation — noun see dealated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Atta (genus) — Taxobox name = Atta image width = 250px image caption = queen of A. columbica regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera familia = Formicidae subfamilia = Myrmicinae tribus = Attini genus = Atta genus authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • dealate — См. dealated …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

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