Definitions

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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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Examples

  • They all however had beaks which were a special bone called a rostral at the front of their jaw that no other animal has ever had!

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  • Fricke: They have a giant electroreceptor in their head, called the rostral organ.

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  • Previous studies showed that an area of the brain called the rostral anterior cingulate cortex is activated more when you think about yourself than when you think about another person; this study showed that it is also more active when you think about yourself now as compared with imagining yourself 10 years from now.

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  • Some other chameleon species sport a longer so-called rostral process with a flexible tip, though scientists aren't sure the function of such a movable tip.

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  • According to a team of researchers in the U. S.a particular part of the brain called the rostral ante ...

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  • Then perished the _domus priscorum ducum hostilibus adhuc spoliis adornatæ_; the "rostral" palace; the mansion of the Pompeys; the Blenheims and the Strathfieldsays of the Scipios, the Marcelli, the Paulli, and the

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  • This matched the enhanced activity we observed in two critical regions of the brain: the amygdala, a small structure deep in the brain that is central to the processing of emotion, and the rostral anterior cingulate cortex rACC, an area of the frontal cortex that modulates emotion and motivation.

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  • The rostral filaments have no sensory function for the male, but they are hypothesized to provide some 'stimulation' to the female.

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  • I tossed a "rostral comb" in because I figured that horn growth wouldn't just stop when the male reached a certain age.

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  • When we start looking at some of the more unusual Mesozoic birds groups, we see marked specialisation of the rostral-most dentition.

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