Dictionary
4 ENTRIES FOUND:

nostril

noun nos·tril \ˈnäs-trəl\

: one of the two openings of the nose

Full Definition of NOSTRIL

1
:  either of the external nares; broadly :  either of the nares with the adjoining passage on the same side of the septum
2
:  either fleshy lateral wall of the nose

Examples of NOSTRIL

  1. My left nostril is stuffed up.
  2. She left in a rage, her nostrils flaring.

Origin of NOSTRIL

Middle English nosethirl, from Old English nosthyrl, from nosu nose + thyrel hole; akin to Old English thurh through
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with NOSTRIL

nostril

noun nos·tril \ˈnäs-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOSTRIL

1
:  either of the external nares; broadly :  either of the nares with the adjoining passage on the same side of the nasal septum
2
:  either fleshy lateral wall of the nose

Illustration of NOSTRIL

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: nostriledPrevious Word in the Dictionary: NostraticAll Words Near: nostril
April 21, 2015
omnipotent Hear it
having unlimited authority or influence
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears