noun ala·re \ə-ˈla-(ˌ)rē, -ˈlā-, -ˈler-ē\

Definition of alare



  1. :  the most lateral point on the ala of the nose

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Origin and Etymology of alare

New Latin, from Latin, neuter singular of alaris

First Known Use: circa 1920

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capable of being understood in two ways

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