[ ros-tl-eyt, -it, ro-stel-it ]
/ ˈrɒs tlˌeɪt, -ɪt, rɒˈstɛl ɪt /


having a rostellum.

Origin of rostellate

1820–30; < Latin rōstell(um) rostellum + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rostellate

  • Moggridge figures a flower of Ophrys insectifera in which the rostellate process was replaced by an anther.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters