[ ey-ler ]
/ ˈeɪ lər /


pertaining to or having wings; alary.
winglike; wing-shaped.
Anatomy, Botany. axillary.

Origin of alar

1830–40; < Latin ālāris equivalent to āl(a) wing (see ala) + -āris -ar1

Related forms

in·ter·a·lar, adjective

Definition for alar (2 of 2)


[ ey-lahr ]
/ ˈeɪ lɑr /


a brand of daminozide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for alar (1 of 2)


/ (ˈeɪlə) /


relating to, resembling, or having wings or alae
denoting the cells at the base of a moss leaf, to the sides, that sometimes differ in structure from cells in the rest of the leaf

Word Origin for alar

C19: from Latin āla a wing

British Dictionary definitions for alar (2 of 2)


/ (ˈeɪlɑː) /


a chemical sprayed on cultivated apple trees in certain countries, to increase fruit setAlso called: daminozide
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Medicine definitions for alar


[ ālər ]


Resembling, containing, or composed of wings or alae; axillary.
Relating to the ala of such structures as the nose, sphenoid bone, and sacrum.
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