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Noun, pl. nares 1. One of the two channels of the nose, from the point where they bifurcate to the external opening. In birds and mammals, they contain branched bones or cartilages called turbinates, whose function is to warm air on inhalation and remove moisture on exhalation. Fish do not breathe through their noses, but they do have two small holes used for smelling which may, indeed, be called nostrils. ( 2. The nostril, or nasal passages for air and other gases. ( 3. Any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx. ( Word origin: Latin word for...

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/ˈnāzəl/ Adjective 1. Refers to the nose, part of human or animal anatomy. ( 2. (Phonetics) Having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in the consonants m, n, ng; characterized by resonance in the nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance. ( 3. Sounding as if the nose were pinched. ( Noun 1.An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously, such asm and n. ( 2. (Medicine, archaic) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine. ( 3. (Phonetics) A nasal vowel or consonant. ( 4. the medieval term for the nose guard of a helmet. ( 5. (Anatomy) One of the nasal bones. ( 6. (Zoology) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc. ( Word origin: From French nasal, from Latin nasus “nose, the nose, sense of...

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/ˈnātl/ Adjective 1. Of or relating to birth. Word origin: From Latin natalis “pertaining to birth or origin,” from natus, past participle of nasci “to be born” 2. Relating to the buttocks or nates. Word origin: From Latin natis (“rump”), plural...

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