Definition of nares in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈnɛːriːz

noun (singular naris)

Anatomy & Zoology
  • The nostrils.
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    • The lips, nares, anus, and fin membranes, by comparison, are white (with few melanophores along the edges of the fin rays).
    • However, the use of nares (like nostrils, located on the top of the head) to detect pheromones is probably the most important type of chemoreception in fishes.
    • The location (distance from the nares / incisors), length and resting pressure should be recorded.



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  • The crown from narial feathers to nape is uniform dark brown, the feathers with slightly darker tips.
  • Another odd characteristic of beavers is that their epiglottis lies above the soft palate, within the narial passage.
  • In most cases some or all of the bone lies below the level of the dermal surface bones and inside the narial opening.


late 17th century: plural of Latin naris 'nostril, nose'.

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