rictal

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

Definition of rictal

: of or relating to the rictus

Examples of rictal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bird lacks rictal bristles found on the bearded tyrannulet. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "Once you start renaming birds, there's a lot to unravel," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of rictal

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Rictal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rictal. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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