nostril

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

nos·tril

noun \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

nos·tril

noun \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

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