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Medical Term:

ala

Pronunciation: ā′lă, ā′lē

Definition: Pronounced, longitudinal cuticular ridges in nematodes, usually found in larval stages (Ascaris lumbricoides), although occasionally present in adult worms (Enterobius vermicularis).

Synonym(s): wing

[L. wing]

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