adjective ros·tel·late \ˈrästəˌlāt, (ˈ)rä¦stelə̇t\

Definition of rostellate

  1. :  having a rostellum

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Origin and Etymology of rostellate

probably from (assumed) New Latin rostellatus, from New Latin rostellum + Latin -atus -ate

First Known Use: 1800

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