naris

noun
na·​ris | \ ˈner-əs How to pronounce naris (audio) , ˈna-rəs\
plural nares\ ˈner-​ˌēz How to pronounce nares (audio) , ˈna-​ˌrēz \

Definition of naris

: either of the pair of openings of the nose or nasal cavity

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The ravenous larvae then feed on their victims’ keratin, tissue and blood, eventually moving from the nares to feed externally on the developing birds. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Parasites Are Ruining the Lovesongs of Darwin’s Finches," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of naris

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for naris

borrowed from Latin nāris, plural nārēs "nostril"; akin to Latin nāsus "nose" — more at nose entry 1

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naris

noun
na·​ris | \ ˈner-əs How to pronounce naris (audio) \
plural nares\ -​(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce nares (audio) \

Medical Definition of naris

: either of the pair of openings of the nose

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