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ala

[′ā·lə]
(biology)
A wing or winglike structure.
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ala

1. An alcove or small room opening off the atrium of an ancient Roman house.
2. A small room on each side of a cella.
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The wound was left open for secondary healing following resection in four patients (2.2%); three lesions were in the ala nasi and one was in the columellar region.
It is frequently used in small defects in the dorsum and sidewall, although it is not recommended in large defects and in defects in the nasal tip and ala nasi as it may cause asymmetry (12, 13).
Anterior rhinoscopy revealed an ulcerated lesion with raised borders in the left ala nasi and a wide anterior perforation of the nasal septum.