Definition of prandial in English:



humorous, formal
  • 1During or relating to dinner or lunch.

    ‘a prandial conversation’
    • ‘Looking glum throughout the prandial affair, the former president afterwards e-mailed John Adams.’
    • ‘One, therefore, must savour, (to pick up the prandial metaphor), what is put in front of you and try to ignore what has gone before.’
    • ‘The other opposition member, for his part, long before the prandial hour he had been out to lunch!’
    • ‘The Homestead's prandial adventures cannot be ignored.’
    1. 1.1Medicine During or relating to the eating of food.
      • ‘With the development of new basal and prandial insulins, physicians and patients have more options and a chance for added dosing flexibility.’
      • ‘No, they were pre-prandial and prandial and post-prandial.’
      • ‘Regular insulin provide basal and prandial effects.’
      • ‘Ligation of the parotid ducts is reserved for ‘salvage’ if thin sialorrhoea persists to avoid too great a reduction of prandial salivary output with thick viscid saliva or xerostomia (a very morbid outcome for the patient).’


Early 19th century: from Latin prandium ‘meal’ + -al.