Alar



pertaining to or having wings; alary.
winglike; wing-shaped.
Anatomy, Botany, .
a brand of daminozide.
Historical Examples

Horses drag the single carriage up the slight gradient to alar; it returns by the force of its own impetus.
The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd

In this coral the calicle is divided into quadrants by four principal septa, the main septum, counter septum, and two alar septa.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

“The children of alar seem good,” remarked the Lady, who has the gift of saying graceful things.
The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd

Feather sheaths of the alar tracts penetrated the skin the first day after hatching.
Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two Arthur Bent

A rumour was circulated that we should not be allowed to enter at all, the alar being a merchant-vessel.
Soyer’s Culinary Campaign Alexis Soyer

alar frenum: a small ligament crossing the supra-alar groove toward the root of the wing: Hymenoptera.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

alar’con, king of Barca, who joined the armament of Egypt against the crusaders, but his men were only half armed.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

Two spotted ones, whose skins I have preserved, are smaller, being only thirty-four inches in alar extent.
Round Cape Horn Joseph Lamson

About eleven, all, except myself, had left the alar in the full conviction of having enjoyed themselves very much indeed.
Soyer’s Culinary Campaign Alexis Soyer

As the grey-bearded superintendent told us, alar was the first town on the island to have electric light installed.
The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd

adjective
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
noun
a chemical sprayed on cultivated apple trees in certain countries, to increase fruit set Also called daminozide
adj.

“wing-like,” c.1840; “of or pertaining to wings,” 1847, from Latin alaris, from ala “wing, armpit, wing of an army” (source of Spanish ala, French aile), from *axla, originally “joint of the wing or arm;” from PIE *aks- (see axis).

alar a·lar (ā’lər)
adj.

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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