Alane vs Alate - What's the difference?

alane | alate |


As nouns the difference between alane and alate

is that alane is while alate is a winged, reproductive form of several social insects.

As an adjective alate is

(entomology|botany) having winglike extensions or parts; winged.

As an adverb alate is

(archaic) recently; lately; of late.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

alane

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (inorganic compound) aluminium hydride, AlH3
  • (organic chemistry) Any organic derivative of this compound
  • Usage notes

    This is the current IUPAC name, but is to be replaced by alumane because the systematically derived name of the -AlH2 group would be alanyl which is already used as a derivative of alanine.

    alate

    English

    (wikipedia alate)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
  • Etymology 2

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    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
  • There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. — Latimer.
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