Definition of nares in English:

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nares

Pronunciation: /ˈnɛːriːz/

plural noun (singular naris)

Anatomy & Zoology
The nostrils.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

narial

adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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