Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to the parts forming the outer or lateral boundaries of the nostrils. See alæ nasi, under ala. Specifically, of or pertaining to a lateral cartilage of the nasal region of the skull of an embryonic bird; situated in the lateral part of the nasal region of such a skull.
- n. A lateral cartilage of the nasal region of the skull of an embryonic bird, in which is situated the external nostril.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Pertaining to expansions of the nasal bone or cartilage.
- Latin ala wing + English nasal. (Wiktionary)
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