tragus

[ trey-guhs ]
/ ˈtreɪ gəs /

noun, plural tra·gi [trey-jahy]. /ˈtreɪ dʒaɪ/. Anatomy.

a fleshy prominence at the front of the external opening of the ear.

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Origin of tragus

1685–95; <Late Latin <Greek trágos hairy part of ear, literally, he-goat
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British Dictionary definitions for tragus

tragus
/ (ˈtreɪɡəs) /

noun plural -gi (-dʒaɪ)

the cartilaginous fleshy projection that partially covers the entrance to the external ear
any of the hairs that grow just inside this entrance

Derived forms of tragus

tragal, adjective

Word Origin for tragus

C17: from Late Latin, from Greek tragos hairy projection of the ear, literally: goat
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Medical definitions for tragus

tragus
[ trāgəs ]

n. pl. tra•gi (-gī, -jī)

The tonguelike projection of skin-covered cartilage in front of the external acoustic meatus.hircus
Any of the hairs growing at the entrance to the external acoustic meatus.hircus

Other words from tragus

tragal adj.
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