rostrad ros·trad (rŏs’trād’)
In a direction toward the rostrum or snout end of an organism. adj.
Situated nearer the rostrum of an organism when compared with the position of something else.
adjective 1. of or relating to a rostrum. adjective 1. (biology) of or like a beak or snout 2. adorned with the prows of ships: a rostral column
noun 1. a memorial column having sculptures representing the rams of ancient ships.
adjective 1. furnished with a rostrum. adjective 1. (biology) having a beak or beaklike process rostrate ros·trate (rŏs’trāt’, -trĭt) adj. Having a beaklike part.
[ros-troh-kar-uh-neyt, -nit] /ˌrɒs troʊˈkær əˌneɪt, -nɪt/ noun 1. a chipped flint with a beaklike shape found in the late Tertiary sediments of Suffolk, England, once thought to have been worked by humans but now known to have been shaped by natural nonhuman agencies.