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nostril

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noun nos·tril \ˈnäs-trəl\

Simple Definition of nostril

  • : one of the two openings of the nose

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nostril

  1. 1 :  either of the external nares; broadly :  either of the nares with the adjoining passage on the same side of the septum

  2. 2 :  either fleshy lateral wall of the nose

Examples of nostril in a sentence

  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 Defined for Kids

nostril

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noun nos·tril \ˈnä-strəl\

Definition of nostril for Students

  1. :  either of the outer openings of the nose through which people and many animals breathe




Medical Dictionary

nostril

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noun nos·tril \ˈnäs-trəl\

Medical Definition of nostril

  1. 1:  either of the external nares; broadly :  either of the nares with the adjoining passage on the same side of the nasal septum

  2. 2:  either fleshy lateral wall of the nose



Illustration of nostril



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