- a process of the external ear.
Origin of antitragus
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The tragus ought normally to exceed the antitragus in dimensions.Pedagogical Anthropology
It is to this antitragus, but proceeding from another direction, that the parotido-auricular muscle is inserted (Fig. 90, 15).Artistic Anatomy of Animals
The genus Rhinolophus has a large nose leaf, and an antitragus to the ear.
The nose leaf is complicated, and there are only two phalanges in all the toes; there is no antitragus to the ear.
All bats have large ears, each of which contains a curious inner ear known as the “antitragus.”Everyday Adventures
- a cartilaginous projection of the external ear opposite the tragus
C19: from New Latin, from Greek antitragos; see anti-, tragus
- A projection of the auricle of the ear posterior to the tragus.