Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to alate: alated
adj. also a·lat·ed (ā′lā′tĭd)
Having wings or winglike extensions: alate aphids; alate petioles.
A winged insect of a species that has both wingless and winged forms.
[Latin ālātus, from āla, wing.]
(Zoology) having wings or winglike extensions
[C17: from Latin ālātus, from āla wing]
1. having wings; winged.
2. having membranous expansions like wings.