Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to an alula.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the alula.

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  • adjective zoology Pertaining to the alula.

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  • adjective pertaining to alulae

Etymologies

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alula +‎ -ar

Examples

  • Of the three digits, the one on the leading or anterior surface of the hand (the one that looks like it should be a thumb, or digit I) is often called the alular digit.

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  • A projecting structure termed the extensor process (or extensor attachment) is present between the carpal trochlea and the alular digit; it belongs to metacarpal I (also called the alular metacarpal), but this is hard to appreciate in modern birds because metacarpal I is fused imperceptibly into the carpometacarpus as mentioned above [in the adjacent diagram, from

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