rictal

adjective
ric·​tal | \ ˈrik-tᵊl How to pronounce rictal (audio) \

Definition of rictal

: of, relating to, or being a rictus a rictal grin … the female [bird] has a longer tail, wider bill, and more rictal bristles, for catching insects in midair.— Jared M. Diamond

First Known Use of rictal

1825, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

4 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Rictal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rictal. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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