- a fleshy prominence at the front of the external opening of the ear.
Origin of tragus
Examples from the Web for tragus
Historical Examples of tragus
The tragus ought normally to exceed the antitragus in dimensions.
The required number may be read, corresponding to the point of the tragus.
They are large, and the tragus of the ear is well developed.
The distance from the vertex to the tragus is uniformly great.The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao
The ear has a tragus, and the tail is not produced to any great degree behind the interfemoral membrane.
- the cartilaginous fleshy projection that partially covers the entrance to the external ear
- any of the hairs that grow just inside this entrance
Word Origin for tragus
Word Origin and History for tragus
"eminence at the opening of the ear," 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek tragos, properly "he-goat;" so called for the tuft of hair which grows there, which resembles a goat's beard.
- 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