Definition of proral in US English:



  • Situated on the ‘prow’ of a structure; (specifically) designating certain setae on the tips of the legs of mites and collembolans.


Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin prōra prora + -al. In sense 1 after French proral; compare also post-classical Latin os prorae. With sense 2 compare prora. In sense 2b apparently after German proral.