alula definition

  • noun:
    • A small joint in a bird's wing, homologous with all the flash and bearing three to four quill-like feathers. Also called bastard wing, spurious wing.
    • Bastard wing. A little projection in the anterior side of the wing on some birds.
    • A false or bastard wing. See under bastard.
    • scalelike construction between the foot of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
    • tuft of tiny stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing
    • A small joint in the center of a bird's wing, homologous with all the flash and bearing three to four quill-like feathers. Also called bastard wing, spurious wing.
    • Bastard wing. A little projection on the anterior side of the wing on some wild birds.
    • A false or bastard wing. See under bastard.
    • scalelike construction involving the root of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
    • tuft of little stiff feathers from the very first digit of a bird's wing
  • others:
    • In ornithology, the winglet, bastard wing, or ala spuria of a bird; the packet of little feathers which expands upon the so-called flash of a bird's wing.
    • In entomology: the little membranous appendage or scale situated on base of each wing of many dipterous pests, over the halteres or poisers.
    • A similar appendage beneath each elytron of some water-beetles. Also called alulet and cucilleron.
    • In ornithology, the winglet, bastard wing, or ala spuria of a bird; the packet of tiny feathers which grows upon the so-called thumb of a bird's wing.
    • In entomology: The small membranous appendage or scale situated at the base of each and every wing of numerous dipterous pests, over the halteres or poisers.
    • an equivalent appendage beneath each elytron of some water-beetles. Also called alulet and cucilleron.

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