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 (ā′lə-fôrm′, ăl′ə-)
adj. Biology
Shaped like a wing; alar.

[Latin āla, wing + -form.]
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(ˈælɪˌfɔːm; ˈeɪlɪ-)
wing-shaped; alar
[C19: from New Latin āliformis, from Latin āla a wing]
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Adj.1.aliform - having or resembling wingsaliform - having or resembling wings    
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winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
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Axial paratracheal parenchyma was aliform lonsangular to confluent; starch grains were present in the axial parenchyma.
Compared to the unique and simple signs on LUS, the X-ray findings in HAPE patients included multiple signs, such as flocculent, slabby, trabs, butterfly aliform, or ground glass shadows (Figure 6).
spdl, posterior spinodiapophyseal lamina; prdl, prezygodiapophyseal lamina; pre, prezygapophysis; prpl, prezygoparapophyseal lamina; spol, spinopostzygapophyseal lamina; sprl, spinoprezygapophyseal lamina; sut, suture line; tia, tibial articulation; tap, triangular aliform process; vh, ventral hollow; vlc, ventrolateral crest.
Gardner (7) further suggested that the fossil may not represent an amphiumid salamander, but we believe the specimen retains some characters consistent with the genus Amphiuma (e.g., similar neural crest and no aliform process).
pugaporcinus in the form of the prostomium and peristomium, the general shape of region A, the presence of aliform notopodia in segment B1, the development of an accessory feeding organ, and the relative size and shape of segments in region B and C (Irvine et al., 1999).
The characters diagnostic of Duabanga wood are: diffuse, predominantly solitary vessels (multiples occasionally up to 3) that are fewer, larger, and longer than in Sonneratia; abundant axial paratracheal aliform parenchyma; commonly biseriate, strongly heterogeneous rays with erect and square to procumbent cells with crystals; and non-septate fibers.