noun (plural tragi /-jī/ /-ɡī/)Anatomy & Zoology
A prominence on the inner side of the external ear, in front of and partly closing the passage to the organs of hearing.
- They are often united by a band of skin across the forehead, and a tragus is present (a fleshy lobe that protrudes from the ear).
- The crown of the skull is inflated, and they have large, well-separated ears with a small tragus.
- Absorption may also be facilitated by manipulating the tragus to help distribute the drops throughout the external auditory canal.
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