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  • adj. In the direction of the rostrum.
  • adj. In the direction that a rostrum would have been located.
  • adj. Serving as a rostrum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling a rostrum.
  • In zoology: Of or pertaining to a rostrum in any sense; rostellar; rostriform.
  • Having a rostrum or beak of this or that kind; rostrate: usually in composition with a qualifying epithet: as, lamellirostral, longirostral, fissirostral, conirostral, cultrirostral, curvirostral, rectirostral, dentirostral, recurvirostral, pressirostral, tenuirostral, serratirostral, etc. See the compounds.
  • n. A scale covering the end of the nose in reptiles; the rostral shield.


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