Definition of Rostral

1. a. Of or pertaining to the beak or snout of an animal, or the beak of a ship; resembling a rostrum, esp., the rostra at Rome, or their decorations.



Definition of Rostral

1. Adjective. In the direction of the rostrum. ¹

2. Adjective. (anatomy) In the direction that a rostrum would have been located. ¹

3. Adjective. Serving as a rostrum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rostral

1. pertaining to a rostrum [adj] - See also: rostrum

Medical Definition of Rostral

1. Relating to any rostrum or anatomical structure resembling a beak. Synonym: rostralis. Origin: L. Rostralis, fr. Rostrum, beak (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rostral

rostel
rostella
rostellar
rostellate
rostelliform
rostellum
rostellums
roster
rostered
rostering
rosters
rosting
rostite
rostra
rostrad
rostral (current term)
rostral lamina
rostral layer
rostral neuropore
rostral transtentorial herniation
rostralis
rostrally
rostrate
rostrated
rostrifera
rostriform
rostrodorsal
rostrula
rostrulum

Literary usage of Rostral

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1. Synopsis of the North American Syrphidae by Samuel Wendell Williston (1886)
"rostral not produced. Nasal confluent with first labial ... ( rostral plate reaching frontal. Nasals and first labial continent ..."

2. The Geologist by Samuel Joseph Mackie (1859)
"H, rostral or dental plates of ventral valvo. 8, Sockets of dorsal valve. c, 6, Hin£e-pint£s. L, Loop. A, Quadruple impression of the adductor ..."

3. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"rostral much wider than high, well visible from above; nasals very long, the suture between them twice as long as that between the ..."

4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1906)
"... margin considerably arched in the upper part and bowed towards the terga; basal margin not straight, with a short portion close to the rostral angle, ..."

5. English Prose (1137-1890) by John Matthews Manly (1909)
"The monuments of their admirals, which have been erected at the public expense, represent them like themselves, and are adorned with rostral crowns and ..."

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