[dee-ey-leyt, -lit]Entomology


Also de·a·lat·ed [dee-ey-ley-tid] /ˈdi eɪˌleɪ tɪd/. (of certain ants and termites after nuptial flights) having no wings as a result of having bitten or rubbed them off.


a dealate insect.

Origin of dealate

Related formsde·a·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dealate


dealated (ˈdiːeɪˌleɪtɪd)


(of ants and other insects) having lost their wings, esp by biting or rubbing them off after mating
Derived Formsdealation, noun

Word Origin for dealate

from de- + alate
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