Definition of nostrils. Meaning of nostrils. Synonyms of nostrils

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Definition of nostrils

Nostril Nos"tril, n. [OE. nosethril, nosethirl, AS. nospyrl; nos for nosu nose + pyrel opening, hole, from pyrel pierced, for pyrhel, fr. purh through. ? See Nose, and Through, and cf. Thrill.] 1. (Anat.) One of the external openings of the nose, which give passage to the air breathed and to secretions from the nose and eyes; one of the anterior nares. Note: In sperm whales, porpoises, and allied animals, there is only one nostril, which is situated on the top of the head and called a spiracle. 2. Perception; insight; acuteness. [Obs.] Methinks a man Of your sagacity and clear nostril should Have made another choice. --B. Jonson.

Meaning of nostrils from wikipedia

- for information about the nostrils of a bird, see beak § nares. for other uses, see nares (disambiguation). a nostril (or naris /ˈnɛərᵻs/, plural
- strip by american cartoonist dana simpson. originally called heavenly nostrils, the strip debuted as a webcomic on april 22, 2012, in universal uclick's
- fishes (~420 mya) had two pair of nostrils, one pair for incoming water (known as the anterior or incurrent nostrils), and a second pair for outgoing water
- the black-nostril false moray, blacknose false moray, or blacknose reef eel, kaupichthys atronasus, is an eel in the family chlopsidae. it was described
- the internal nostril or choana. most fish have two pairs of nostrils, one on either side of the head for incoming water (incurrent nostrils) and another
- of small pouches located behind the nostrils at the front or sides of the head. in many cases, each of the nostrils is divided into two by a fold of skin
- is the muscle responsible for 'flaring' of the nostrils. some people can use it to close the nostrils to prevent entry of water when underwater. it consists
- the name means 'large nostrils' (from scientists' reinterpretation of gr**** makros, 'long,' as 'big,' and latin nares, 'nostrils'), in reference to the