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Naris

Definition
noun, plural: nares
The nostril, or nasal passages for air and other gases.
Supplement
In humans, the nares are of two kinds:

  • external naris (or anterior naris)
  • internal naris (or posterior naris)

Word origin: Latin nāris
Synonym:

  • nostril


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