- having wings; winged.
- having membranous expansions like wings.
- the winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species.
Origin of alate
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This term has the same application as diffuse and alated, explained above.
A genus composed of species of Nayades, distinguished by their alated dorsal margins, and lamellated lateral teeth.
- having wings or winglike extensions
Word Origin for alate
C17: from Latin ālātus, from āla wing
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