Rostrate Ros"trate, Rostrated Ros"tra*ted, a. [L. rostratus, fr. rostrum a beak. See {Rostrum}.] 1. Having a process resembling the beak of a bird; beaked; rostellate. [1913 Webster]

2. Furnished or adorned with beaks; as, rostrated galleys. [1913 Webster]

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  • rostrate — [räs′trāt΄] adj. [L rostratus] having a rostrum …   English World dictionary

  • rostrate — adjective Date: circa 1819 having a rostrum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rostrate — adj. [L. rostrum, beak] Having a rostrum or beak like process …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rostrate — /ros trayt/, adj. furnished with a rostrum. Also, rostrated. [1350 1400; < L rostratus having a beak, curved at the end, equiv. to rostr(um) ROSTRUM + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rostrate — Having a beak or hook. [L. rostratus] * * * ros·trate (rosґtrāt) [L. rostratus beaked] having a beaklike process …   Medical dictionary

  • rostrate — ros·trate || rÉ‘streɪt(ɪd) / rÉ’s adj. having a beak or snout; having a stage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rostrate —   With a beak, e.g. the microsporophylls of Encephalartos longifolius …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • rostrate — ros·trate …   English syllables

  • rostrate — /ˈrɒstreɪt/ (say rostrayt) adjective having a rostrum or beak. {Latin rostrātus beaked} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rostrate — adjective having a beak or beaklike snout or proboscis • Similar to: ↑beaked …   Useful english dictionary

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