plural noun, singular nar·is [nair-is] /ˈnɛər ɪs/. Anatomy.
Origin of nares
Examples from the Web for naris
Tantilla gracilis usually has a single nasal that is divided below the naris; variation in this characteristic is discussed above.
The nasal is triangular and, with the lacrimal, forms the medial border of the naris.
The posterior edge is slightly concave and in part forms the anterior border of the naris.
At the posteroventral corner of the naris a foramen opens onto the lateral surface of the maxilla.
Beneath the naris the maxilla extends as a broad tapering shelf, the ventral surface of which articulates with the premaxilla.
British Dictionary definitions for naris
pl n singular naris (ˈnɛərɪs)
Word Origin for nares
Word Origin and History for naris
"nostrils," 1690s, from Latin nares, plural of naris "nostril," from PIE root *nas- (see nose (n.)).