dealate


dealate
\\dēˈāˌlāt, -_lə̇t\ noun (-s)
Etymology: de- + alate
: a dealated insect : a mature sexual individual of a kind of insect that undergoes dealation

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dealation, n.
/dee"ay layt', -lit/, Entomol.
adj.
1. Also, dealated /dee"ay lay'tid/. (of certain ants and termites after nuptial flights) having no wings as a result of having bitten or rubbed them off.
n.
2. a dealate insect.
[DE- + ALATE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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