What does alar mean?

alar meaning in General Dictionary

regarding or having wings

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  • having or resembling wings
  • of or concerning the axil
  • a chemical sprayed on good fresh fruit woods to manage their particular development so the entire crop can be gathered at once
  • regarding, or having, wings.
  • Axillary; within the hand or axil.

alar meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"wing-like," c.1840; "of or regarding wings," 1847, from Latin alaris, from ala "wing, armpit, wing of an army" (way to obtain Spanish ala, French aile), from *axla, initially "joint for the wing or supply;" from PIE *aks- (view axis).

alar meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Pertaining to, or having, wings.

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  • (a.) Axillary; in the fork or axil.

Sentence Examples with the word alar

In addition to an enormous body of new information chiefly on the shoulder girdle, the alar muscles and the nerve plexuses of birds, this work contained a critical and descriptive summary of practically the whole pre-existing literature on the structure of birds, and it is hardly necessary for the student of ornithology to refer to earlier literature at first hand.

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