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antitragus

[ an-ti-truh-guhs ]
/ ænˈtɪ trə gəs /
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noun, plural an·tit·ra·gi [an-ti-truh-jahy, -gahy]. /ænˈtɪ trəˌdʒaɪ, -ˌgaɪ/. Anatomy.
a process of the external ear.
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Origin of antitragus

1835–45; <New Latin <Greek antítragos.See anti-, tragus
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British Dictionary definitions for antitragus

antitragus
/ (ænˈtɪtrəɡəs) /

noun plural -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ)
a cartilaginous projection of the external ear opposite the tragus

Word Origin for antitragus

C19: from New Latin, from Greek antitragos; see anti-, tragus
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Medical definitions for antitragus

antitragus
[ ăn′tĭ-trāgəs ]

n.
A projection of the auricle of the ear posterior to the tragus.
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