- of or relating to a rostrum.
Origin of rostral
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Rostral: pertaining or attached to a rostrum; specifically of Hemiptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Near this, the base of the rostral column, Colonna Duilia, has been found.Walks in Rome
Augustus J.C. Hare
This process is known as the tracheal process, or rostral cartilage.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
Ratio of rostral depth to distance between middle of interparietal and lower rim of audital bulla, 50.
A rostral pillar is a column ornamented with such beaks or prows, which were, in the Roman language, called rostra.Hannibal
- biology of or like a beak or snout
- adorned with the prows of shipsa rostral column
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Word Origin and History for rostral
c.1400, from Late Latin rostralis, from Latin rostrum "beak" (see rostrum).
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