Meaning of rotundal in English:


Pronunciation /rə(ʊ)ˈtʌndl/


  • 1 rare Having the shape of a rotunda; round, circular.

  • 2Zoology
    Of or relating to a rounded group of cells (nucleus rotundus) of the thalamus which forms part of the visual pathway in many non-mammalian vertebrates; designating this nucleus.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Abraham Darcie (fl. 1623–1635), author and translator. From classical Latin rotundus rotund + -al.