rostral

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adjective ros·tral \ˈräs-trəl also ˈrȯs-\

Definition of rostral

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a rostrum

  2. 2 :  situated toward the oral or nasal region: such asa of a part of the spinal cord :  superior 6ab of a part of the brain :  anterior, ventral

rostrally

play \-trə-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of rostral

New Latin rostralis, from Latin rostrum


First Known Use: 1686


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rostral

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adjective ros·tral \ˈräs-trəl also ˈrȯs-\

Medical Definition of rostral

  1. 1:  of or relating to a rostrum

  2. 2:  situated toward the oral or nasal region: asaof a part of the spinal cord :  superior 1bof a part of the brain :  anterior or ventral the rostral pons

rostrally

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