Definition of nostrils. Meaning of nostrils. Synonyms of nostrils

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Definition of nostrils

Nostril
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

- indeed, be called nostrils. The Procellariiformes are distinguished from other birds by having tubular extensions of their nostrils. In humans, the nasal...
- 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...
- very common in Bengali women. Pashtun and Pahari women commonly have both nostrils pierced. Many South Indian Tamil also follow this old tradition. Numerous...
- 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...
- 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...
- nasi) separates the left and right airways in the nose, dividing the two nostrils. It is depressed by the depressor septi nasi muscle. The fleshy external...
- middle of the face. Each cavity is the continuation of one of the two nostrils. The term "nasal cavity" can refer to each of the two sides of the nose...
- part of the human nose is the protruding part of the face that bears the nostrils. The shape of the nose is determined by the ethmoid bone and the nasal...
- normally only detected if both of the nostrils are tested separately. Using this method of testing each nostril separately will often show a reduced or...
- (1999-11-10). "Smelling roses: Your nostrils may part ways". Retrieved 2015-06-26.  Kruszelnicki, Karl (2000-11-01). "Nostrils smell differently 1". Retrieved...