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Meaning of alula

al•u•la

Pronunciation: (al'yu-lu), [key]
— pl. -lae
  1. Also calledthe group of three to six small, rather stiff feathers growing on the first digit, pollex, or thumb of a bird's wing.
  2. a membranous lobe at the base of each wing of a dipterous insect.
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