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ALA

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 459 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALA. (from Lat. ala, a wing), a word used technically by analogy with its meaning of " wing." In physiology, it means any wing-like process, such as one of the lateral cartilages of the nose. In botany, one of the side petals of a papilionaceous corolla, &c. In architecture, a side apartment or recess of a Roman house (the origin of " aisle ").
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