- 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)