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n. pl. a·lae (ā′lē)
1. Zoology A wing or winglike structure or part.
2. Anatomy A flat, winglike anatomic process or part, especially of bone.
3. Botany The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or either one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.

[Latin āla, wing.]
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n, pl alae (ˈeɪliː)
1. (Zoology) zoology a wing or flat winglike process or structure, such as a part of some bones and cartilages
2. (Botany) botany a winglike part, such as one of the wings of a sycamore seed or one of the flat petals of a sweet pea flower
[C18: from Latin āla a wing]
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à la

or a la

(ˈɑ lɑ, ˈɑ lə, ˈæl ə)
in the manner or style of: a short poem à la Ogden Nash; tuna à la provençale.
[1580–90; < French]


(ˈeɪ lə)

n., pl. a•lae (ˈeɪ li)
1. a wing.
2. one of a pair of various winglike structures or processes, as the top of a hipbone or a side petal of certain flowers.
[1730–40; < Latin: wing, armpit, shoulder, representing *aks-lā, derivative of same base as axis axle (see axis1); see axle]




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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ala - a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organismala - a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
2.ala - a wing of an insectala - a wing of an insect      
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
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Givosiran is an investigational, subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting aminolevulinic acid synthase 1 (ALAS1) in development for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria (AHP).
These defects cause the accumulation of neurotoxic heme intermediates aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen, with ALA believed to be the primary neurotoxic intermediate responsible for causing both attacks and ongoing symptoms between attacks.
Owing to this capability, the investigational RNAi therapeutic can decrease neurotoxic heme intermediates, aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen, towards normal levels.
ALA = aminolevulinic acid; PBG = porphobilinogen; CoA = coenzyme A; [Pb.sup.++] = lead.
The clinical features of AIP are attributed to heme depletion and accumulation of heme intermediates PBG and aminolevulinic acid (ALA), proximal to the defect.
bryoniae leafminers, for behavioral reasons, were found to be more sensitive than males to hematoporphyrin dimethyl ether and other photosensitizers like acridine orange, aminolevulinic acid and methylene blue (Luksiene et al.
Aminolevulinic acid: from its unique biological function to its star role in photodynamic therapy.
Succinylacetone is an inhibitor of the heme synthesis pathway, causing neurotoxicity that is similar to lead poisoning or aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) deficiency porphyria (Wyllie & Hyams, 2006).
Until now, GLIOLAN (aminolevulinic acid HCl) has only been available via the Federal Government's Special Access Scheme (SAS).
(26), (36), (39) The feasibility and superiority of photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) using 5 aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) over WL cystoscopy for the diagnosis of CIS has been well-documented.
The following estimations were carried out:--Cytochrome F420, free RNA, free DNA, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, hydrogen peroxide, pyruvate, ammonia, glutamate, delta aminolevulinic acid, succinate, glycine and digoxin [11-13].
The focus is on promising new treatments such as photodynamic therapy (PDT) and 5- aminolevulinic acid (ALA).