- of or related to a cloister
- secluded, isolated, or retired from the world
Origin of claustralMiddle English ; from Late Latin claustralis ; from Classical Latin claustrum: see cloister
- Of or relating to a method of establishing a new colony, found in certain social insects, in which a queen (in ants) or a queen and king pair (in termites) sequesters itself in a small chamber and hatches the first generation of workers, nourishing them primarily on stored body fat.
- Of or relating to a claustrum, especially of the brain.
- Variant of cloistral.
Origin of claustralLatin claustrum, bar, barrier, enclosed place; see cloister + –al.
(comparative more claustral, superlative most claustral)
- Of or pertaining to a cloister.
- Having cloisters; cloistered.