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ala

play
noun \ˈā-lə\

Definition of ala

plural

alae

play \-ˌlē\
  1. :  a wing or a winglike anatomical process or part

alar

play \ˈā-lər\ adjective

alary

play \-lə-rē\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of ala

Latin — more at aisle


First Known Use: 1731


Ala

abbreviation

Definition of Ala

  1. Alabama




ALA

abbreviation

Definition of ALA

  1. American Library Association




Medical Dictionary

ala

play
noun \ˈā-lə\

Medical Definition of ala

plural

alae

\-ˌlē\play
  1. :  a wing or a winglike anatomic process or part; especially :  ala nasi




Ala

abbreviation

Medical Definition of Ala

  1. alanine; alanyl




ALA

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ALA




Learn More about ala

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of ala Spanish Central: Translation of ala Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ala


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