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 nostril from wikipedia

- for information about the nostrils of a bird, see beak § nares. for other uses, see nares (disambiguation). a nostril (or naris /ˈnɛərɨs/, plural
- the black-nostril false moray, blacknose false moray, or blacknose reef eel, kaupichthys atronasus, is an eel in the family chlopsidae. it was described
- alar cartilages, and is inserted into the skin near the margin of the nostril. the dilator naris anterior is a delicate fasciculus, p****ing from the
- phenylephrine is a selective α1-adrenergic receptor agonist of the phenethylamine cl**** used primarily as a decongestant, as an agent to dilate the pupil
- or right nostril. both men and women have nostril piercings, though they are much more common on women. several different types of nostril rings are
- the possession of a long nasal bone, stretching to the front beyond the nostril; large scleral rings, filling the eye sockets; a narrow snout in top view;
- to be stopped by the fingers producing the notes. the player closes one nostril with a bit of cotton, then forces the air from the other into a small hole
- head through which the animal breathes air. it is homologous with the nostril of other mammals. as whales reach the water surface to breathe, they will