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Definition of "alar" [a•lar]

  • Resembling, containing, or composed of wings or alae. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Concerned with the armpit; axillary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alar" in a sentence
  • "These form two fringe-like folds termed the alar folds; below, these folds converge and are continued as a single band, the patellar fold (ligamentum mucosum), to the front of the intercondyloid fossa of the femur."
  • "Apples get their alar -- Dr. Oz is just one of many who worries about what's inside our favorite northern fruit."
  • "While alar was a chemical sprayed by humans on fruit to regulate its growth, traces of mercury have existed in ocean fish since the beginning of time from sources like underwater volcanic activity."