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rostral



Concerning the use of the anatomical term of relative position ROSTRAL, even 
an ordinary dictionary like Webster's defines correctly the word as meaning 
oriented towards or directed towards the ROSTRUM and that means the snout or 
face end of the animal.   Has the use of electronic devices such as 
computers lead to the diminishment of picking up a dictionary or anatomy 
book to check on definitions?   We who are comparative anatomists strive 
very very hard to communicate very very accurately the anatomical data and 
these definitions are very very accurate and have been ingrained in the 
traditional descriptive language for many many years.   Please use these 
terms correctly so confusion doesn't reign on the net.       Moody.