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nares

nares is a plural form of naris

naris

Definition:

any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Derivatives:

narial | narine

Plural:

nares

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Nostril | naris

one of the two channels of the nose, from the point where they bifurcate to the external opening. In birds and mammals, they contain branched bones or cartilages called turbinates, whose function is to warm air on inhalation and remove moisture on ... (42 of 585 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Nostril

Collins Dictionary:

naris | nares

[anatomy, of] "nares" | [anatomy] the nostrils (6 of 197 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/naris

Wiktionary:

nostril | nostrils [plural] | naris [synonym] | nosehole [synonym] | nares [plural] | narine [French] | narines [French, plural]

Either of the two orifices located on the nose (or on the beak of a bird); used as a passage for air and other gases to travel the nasal passages. (30 of 40 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nostril

American Heritage Dictionary:

naris | nares [plural] | narial [adjective, related]

An external opening in the nasal cavity of a vertebrate; a nostril. (12 of 30 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/naris

Oxford Dictionary:

naris

Syllabification: (narĀ·is) | singular form of "nares". (6 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/naris

Random House Dictionary:

nares [anatomy] | naris [singular]

the nostrils or the nasal passages. (6 of 16 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/nares

Merriam-Webster:

nares [plural]

the pair of openings of the nose or nasal cavity (10 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nares

New World Dictionary:

nares | narial [related]

the nasal passages; especially, the nostrils (6 of 24 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nares

Macmillan British Dictionary:

orifice [countable, formal] | orifices [plural]

a hole, especially one in your body such as your mouth (11 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/orifice

Cambridge Dictionary:

orifice

an opening or hole, especially one in the body, such as the mouth (13 of 33 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/orifice

Encarta Dictionary:

nares

openings or passages leading out of the nose or nasal cavity. Most vertebrate animals have paired external nares, the nostrils, and a pair of internal ... (25 of 48 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632391​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

naris | nares

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/naris

American Heritage Dictionary:

naris | nares [plural]

Origin: Latin nāris; see nas- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/naris

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

naris | nares

Audio: British English pronunciation of "naris"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/naris

the Free Dictionary:

naris

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "naris"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "naris" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/naris

YourDictionary Audio:

naris

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "naris" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/naris

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