nares

[ nair-eez ]
/ ˈnɛər iz /

plural noun, singular nar·is [nair-is]. /ˈnɛər ɪs/. Anatomy.

the nostrils or the nasal passages.

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Origin of nares

1685–95; <Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose
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British Dictionary definitions for nares

nares
/ (ˈnɛəriːz) /

pl n singular naris (ˈnɛərɪs)

anatomy the nostrils

Word Origin for nares

C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose
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