antitragus

[an-ti-truh-guh s]
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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.

Nearby words

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  2. antitoxin,
  3. antitoxin unit,
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  5. antitrades,
  6. antitranspirant,
  7. antitreponemal,
  8. antitropic,
  9. antitrust,
  10. antitrust legislation

Origin of antitragus

1835–45; < New Latin < Greek antítragos. See anti-, tragus

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British Dictionary definitions for antitragus

antitragus

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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Medicine definitions for antitragus

antitragus

[ăn′tĭ-trāgəs]

n.

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

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