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rostral

Class:

adjective

Etymology:

New Latin rostralis, from Latin rostrum
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

rostral

[biology] of or like a beak or snout | adorned with the prows of ships (14 of 179 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Rostral [disambiguation]

may refer to: Anatomical location or direction, towards the rostrum (a beak-like structure). | Rostral bone, in ceratopsian dinosaurs | Rostral column, a monumental scaled column, frequently decorated with ship bows | Rostral scale, in scaled reptiles... (34 of 86 words, 6 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

rostral | rostrally [derived]

[anatomy] : situated or occurring near the front end of the body, ... | [zoology] : of or on the rostrum (20 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rostral

American Heritage Dictionary:

rostrum | rostrums [plural] | rostra [plural] | rostral [adjective, related]

A dais, pulpit, or other elevated platform for public speaking. | The curved, beaklike prow of an ancient Roman ship, especially a war galley. | The ... (24 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

rostral | superior [synonym, sense-specific] | ventral [synonym, sense-specific] | anterior [synonym, sense-specific] | rostrally [adverb, related]

of or relating to a rostrum | situated toward the oral or nasal region: as ; [part of the spinal cord] "superior" [sense-specific] ; [part of the ... (26 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rostral

Wiktionary:

rostral | caudal [antonym, sense-specific]

In the direction of the rostrum. | [anatomy] In the direction that a rostrum would have been located. | Serving as a rostrum. (21 of 22 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

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New World Dictionary:

rostral

of, in, or on a rostrum | decorated with rostrums, or beaks of ships (13 of 20 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rostral

Random House Dictionary:

rostral

of or pertaining to a rostrum. (6 of 11 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

rostral

First use: 1709

Origin: New Latin rostralis, from Latin rostrum

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rostral

Oxford Dictionary:

rostral

First use: early 19th century

Origin: "rostrum" + "-al"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rostral

rostrum | rostra [plural] | rostrums [plural]

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: Latin, literally "beak" (from rodere "gnaw"). The word was originally used (at first in the plural rostra) to denote part of the Forum ... (26 of 46 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rostrum

-al

Origin: "..." from French -el or Latin -alis; "..." from French -aille or from Latin -alis functioning as a noun ending

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New World Dictionary:

rostral

Origin: Late Latin rostralis

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

rostral

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rostral"

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the Free Dictionary:

rostral

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rostral"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rostral"

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Google Dictionary:

rostral

Audio: English pronunciation of "rostral"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rostral

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rostral"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=rostra​01 word=rostral

YourDictionary Audio:

rostral

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rostral" by speech synthesizer

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