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de·a·late(dē-ā′lāt′) or de·a·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Having lost the wings. Used of ants, termites, and other insects that shed their wings after a mating flight.
A dealate insect.
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dealate(ˈdiːeɪˌleɪt; -lɪt) or
(Zoology) (of ants and other insects) having lost their wings, esp by biting or rubbing them off after mating
[from de- + alate]
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de•a•late(ˈdi eɪˌleɪt, -lɪt)
also de•a•lat•ed(-ˌleɪ tɪd)
(of certain ants and termites after nuptial flights) having no wings as a result of having bitten or rubbed them off.
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