alula

(redirected from alulae)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

alula

(ăl′yə-lə)
n. pl. alu·lae (-lē′)
A small joint in the middle of a bird's wing, homologous with the thumb and bearing three or four quill-like feathers. Also called bastard wing.

al′u·lar (-lər) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.