canthus rostralis

canthus ros·​tra·​lis | \ -räˈstralə̇s, -ˈā-, -ˈä- \
plural canthi rostrales\ -​(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of canthus rostralis

: the more or less angular ridge from the anterior border of the eye to the nostril in reptiles and amphibians

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History and Etymology for canthus rostralis

New Latin, literally, rostral canthus

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“Canthus rostralis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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