Definition of anchoral in English:

anchoral

Pronunciation /ˈaŋk(ə)rəl/

adjective

rare Zoology
  • Acting as an anchor; especially designating an appendage which holds an organism in place on its substrate or (in the case of a parasite) on its host.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From anchor + -al, probably after classical Latin ancorālis of or used for anchors.