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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    
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
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