Associations to the word «Ala»


ALA, noun. (zoology) A wing or winglike structure.
ALA, noun. (anatomy) A winglike anatomical process or part, especially of bone.
ALA, noun. (botany) The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
ALA, noun. (architecture) In ancient Rome, a small room opening into a larger room or courtyard.
ALA, preposition. (colloquial) Alternative form of a la
ALA, abbreviation. (amino acid) IUPAC 3-letter abbreviation of alanine
ALA, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Åland
ALA, noun. Initialism of alpha linolenic acid.
ALA, proper noun. Initialism of American Library Association.
ALA, proper noun. Initialism of Acacia Leadership Academy.

Dictionary definition

ALA, noun. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae".
ALA, noun. A wing of an insect.

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