- the nostrils or the nasal passages.
Origin of nares
1685–95; < Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose
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Examples from the Web for naris
Beneath the naris the maxilla extends as a broad tapering shelf, the ventral surface of which articulates with the premaxilla.
At the posteroventral corner of the naris a foramen opens onto the lateral surface of the maxilla.
The posterior edge is slightly concave and in part forms the anterior border of the naris.
The nasal is triangular and, with the lacrimal, forms the medial border of the naris.
Tantilla gracilis usually has a single nasal that is divided below the naris; variation in this characteristic is discussed above.
- anatomy the nostrils
C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose
Word Origin and History for naris
"nostrils," 1690s, from Latin nares, plural of naris "nostril," from PIE root *nas- (see nose (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The anterior opening on either side of the nasal cavity.
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