- 1. [TA] SYN: wing. 2. Pronounced, longitudinal cuticular ridges in nematodes, usually found in larval stages (Ascaris lumbricoides), although occasionally present in adult worm (Enterobius vermicularis). [L. wing]- a. cerebelli SYN: wing of central lobule.- a. of crista galli [TA] a small lateral expansion of the ethmoid bone from the front of the crista galli on each side that articulates with the frontal bone and forms the foramen cecum. SYN: a. cristae galli [TA], alar process, wing of crista galli.- alae lingulae cerebelli SYN: lingula of cerebellum.- a. of nose [TA] the outer, more or less flaring, wall of each nostril. SYN: a. nasi [TA], pinna nasi, wing of nose.- a. of sacrum [TA] the upper surface of the lateral part of the sacrum adjacent to the body. SYN: a. sacralis [TA], wing of sacrum.- a. of vomer [TA] an everted lip on either side of the upper border of the vomer, between which fits the rostrum of the sphenoid bone. SYN: a. vomeris [TA], wing of vomer.* * *amebic liver abscess; American Laryngological Association; American Lung Association; aminolevulinate, aminolevulinic acid; axiolabial
* * *ALA abbr aminolevulinic acid
* * *n. (pl. alae)(in anatomy) a winglike structure; for example, either of the two lateral flared portions of the external nose or the winglike expansion of the ilium.
* * *aminolevulinic acid.
Medical dictionary. 2011.