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Definition of nostrils. Meaning of nostrils. Synonyms of nostrils

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word nostrils. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word nostrils and, of course, nostrils synonyms and on the right images related to the word nostrils.

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
- 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
- strip by american cartoonist dana simpson. originally called heavenly nostrils, the strip debuted as a webcomic on april 22, 2012, in universal uclick's
- very common in bengali women.pashtun and pahari women commonly have both nostrils pierced. many south indian tamil also follow this old tradition. numerous
- the nostrils), pingla (inhaling & exhaling from our right side of the nostrils) and sushmana (inhabling & exhaling from both sides of the nostrils). we
- 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 unique nature of its nostrils, which provide vital evidence regarding the evolutionary transition of fish-like nostrils to the vertebrate choanae