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rostral

[ros-truh l] /ˈrɒs trəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a rostrum.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Late Latin rōstrālis, equivalent to Latin rōstr(um) rostrum + -ālis -al1
Related forms
rostrally, adverb
postrostral, adjective
subrostral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rostral

rostral

/ˈrɒstrəl/
adjective
1.
(biology) of or like a beak or snout
2.
adorned with the prows of ships: a rostral column
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Word Origin and History for rostral
adj.

c.1400, from Late Latin rostralis, from Latin rostrum "beak" (see rostrum).

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