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nares

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noun plural na·res \ˈner-(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of nares

  1. :  the pair of openings of the nose or nasal cavity



Origin of nares

Middle English, from Latin, plural of naris; akin to Latin nasus nose — more at nose


First Known Use: 14th century


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