rictal
adjective Date: 1825 of or relating to the rictus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rictal — Ric tal, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the rictus; as, rictal bristles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rictal — adjective possessing the qualities of a rictus his rictal mouth left no equivocation as to his being nonplussed about the endeavor …   Wiktionary

  • rictal — rictus ► NOUN ▪ a fixed grimace or grin. DERIVATIVES rictal adjective. ORIGIN Latin, open mouth , from ringi to gape …   English terms dictionary

  • rictal — See rictus. * * * …   Universalium

  • rictal — ric·tal (rikґtəl) pertaining to a fissure …   Medical dictionary

  • rictal — adj. of or pertaining to a rictus (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rictal — ric·tal …   English syllables

  • rictal — ˈriktəl adjective Etymology: New Latin rictus + English al : of or relating to the rictus …   Useful english dictionary

  • rictal bristle — a bristlelike feather growing from the base of a bird s bill. [1815 25; rictal, equiv. to RICT(US) + AL] * * * …   Universalium

  • rictal bristle — a bristlelike feather growing from the base of a bird s bill. [1815 25; rictal, equiv. to RICT(US) + AL] …   Useful english dictionary

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