Alula

Group of small feathers on the first digit, orig, Lat: alula
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alula

In insects (not birds) the outermost of the three flap-like outgrowths at the base of the wing in various flies
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Alula

The alula, or bastard wing, (plural alulae) is a small projection on the anterior edge of the wing of modern (and some ancient) birds. The word is Latin and means `winglet`; it is the diminutive of ala, meaning `wing`. The alula is the freely moving first digit, a bird`s `thumb,` and typically bears three to five small flight feathers, with...
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Alula

• (n.) A false or bastard wing. See under Bastard.
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alula

noun scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
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Alula

[magazine] Alula was an ornithological magazine published in Finland. Initially it was published in both Finnish and English, but the final volumes were published in English only. It was aimed primarily at birders with an interest in the birds of the Western Palearctic. The final issue of Alula was issued in 2008 (volume 14, issue 3) after ...
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Alula

Al'u·la noun [ New Latin , dim. of Latin ala a wing.] (Zoology) A false or bastard wing. See under Bastard .
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Alula

a small winglike group of feathers at the bend of the wing, supported by the anteriormost digit
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Alula

Also called bastard wing, this projection on the front edge of the wing typically has three to five feathers which can be spread when flying slowly to keep the bird from stalling. The alula is the first digit, anatomically analogous to the thumb.
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Alula

In insects (not birds) the outermost of the three flap-like outgrowths at the base of the wing in various flies: really a part of the wing membrane.
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Alula

The Alula was a Japanese-built Italian gunboat of 308 tons displacement launched in 1912 as the Sekijyo Mara and acquired by the Italian government in 1917. The Alula had a top speed of 13 knots, carried a complement of 27 and was armed with a 3-inch anti-aircraft gun.
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Alula

Three small, stiff feathers control the flow of air over the wing during flight.
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Alula

Usually four small feathers found on a bird's 'thumb' (first digit), also known as the 'bastard' wing; controls airflow over the leading edge of the wing.
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alula

[n] - scale-like structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
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