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Definition of the adjective alate

What does alate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
    • examples: alate leaves | alate seeds of a maple tree
    • synonym of alate: alated
    • similar: winged

Definition of the noun alate

What does alate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alates

  1. A winged, reproductive form of several social insects


ALATE is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as fix ALATE, waypoint ALATE, ALATE waypoint, ALATE fix


Alate refers to the winged form of a social insect. Alate females are typically those destined to become queens, whereas alate males are occasionally referred to as "drones". However, the existence of reproductives that do not have wings necessitates a term to distinguish the winged from the wingless reproductive forms. This is an example of polymorphism associated with eusociality.

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Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology (2009)

by Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy

Alternatively, alate aphids may be transported into crops from distant locations by wind currents. These vectors may bring the virus with them, or they may first have to acquire virus from locally infected hosts. In temperate regions of Europe and ...

Google previewDictionary of Youth Justice (2013)

by Barry Goldson

alate«. modern theory of crime. Here criminal behaviour is reinterpreted as a technique for resolvingcertain psychic and emotional conflicts that are in turn viewedasbeing indelibly linked to various features of contemporary life (for example, ...

Google previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig

alate«. or. adisorganised«. capitalism does not havea reality principle assuchbut a VIRTUAL reality principle. realitytesting. SeeREALITY PRINCIPLE. Realrepugnanz,Kantian. SeeCONTRADICTION. reason.A. multi-referential conceptthat ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

pterate see alate pterergate n. [Gr. pteron, wing; ergates, worker] ( ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a worker or soldier ant with vestigial wings.

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by Henrik Steinmann, Lajos Zombori

> abdomen abdomen alatum > alate abdomen abdomen campanulatum _' campanulate abdomen abdomen coarctatum > coarctate abdomen abdomen cornutum > согните abdomen abdomen dentatum -> dentate abdomen abdomen ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Ariusd: ALate Neolithic settlement(c. 3000BC) found onasite in ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Alate, alāt′, adv. (arch.) lately. [A.S.pfx.a, on,and Late.] Alate, al′āt, adj. winged: (bot.) bordered by a leafy expansion.—Also Al′ated.[L. alatus—ala ...

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