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alate

[ey-leyt] /ˈeɪ leɪt/
adjective, Also, alated
1.
having wings; winged.
2.
having membranous expansions like wings.
noun
3.
the winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species.
Origin of alate
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin ālātus, equivalent to āl(a) ala + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
subalate, adjective
subalated, adjective
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  • A genus composed of species of Nayades, distinguished by their alated dorsal margins, and lamellated lateral teeth.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
  • This term has the same application as diffuse and alated, explained above.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
British Dictionary definitions for alated

alate

/ˈeɪleɪt/
adjective
1.
having wings or winglike extensions
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ālātus, from āla wing
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