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nostril

 [nos´tril]
either aperture of the nose; see nares.

na·ris

, pl.

na·res

(nā'ris, -res), [TA]
Anterior opening to the nasal cavity.
[L.]

nostril

/nos·tril/ (nos´tril) either of the nares.

nostril

(nŏs′trəl)
n.
Either of the external openings of the nose; a naris.

nos·tril

(nos'tril)
Anterior opening to either side of the nasal cavity.
Synonym(s): naris, prenaris.
[L. naris]

nostril

One of the paired openings into the (SC)nose(D) that contains hairs which can trap gross particulate matter in the inhaled air.

nostril

or

nares

an external opening of the nose leading into the nasal cavity.

nostril

either of the two apertures (nares) of the nose that lead into the nasal cavity. See also nasal cavity.

nostril dilatation
accompanies dyspnea, is also present in tetanus as part of the generalized muscular tetany.
false nostril
a blind pouch of skin dorsal to the true nostril in the horse. Called also nasal diverticulum.
false nostril cyst
developmental abnormality in the false nostril of a horse.
nostril fly
see oestrusovis.
hemorrhage from nostril
regurgitation from nostril
a common finding in food animals as part of a syndrome of esophageal obstruction; also in horses with gastric dilatation and cows with severe rumen distention; also occurs in recumbent ruminants with motor paralysis as in milk fever or general anesthesia.
nostril vibrissae
the special tactile hairs around the nostrils.
References in classic literature ?
His black eyes glittered, and his nostrils were distended and eager.
He liked the suggestion of stormy possibilities in the proud curve of her lip and nostril.
Hello, grandpa," the new-comer greeted, then paused to stare at the other's flaring, sky-open nostril.
He had very long yellow moustaches; on each side of them a fold or furrow from nostril to jaw, so that a sneer seemed cut into his face.
Van Schuylight Suffolk-Jones--came out to his waiting motor-car, wrinkling a contumelious nostril, as usual, at the Italian renaissance sculpture of the soap palace's front elevation.
There was as little of mercy as of sympathy in that curling nostril, that rigid jaw, that cold blue eye which never glanced my way.
It said so in the proud eyes, in the lifted nostril, in the handsome but compressed and even cruel mouth.
The wind had the burning taste of fresh snow; my throat and nostrils smarted as if someone had opened a hartshorn bottle.
His dusky nostrils swelled apart; he showed his filed and pointed teeth.
We were of the old Florentine nobility"-- Rowena's heart gave a great bound, her nostrils expanded, and a fine light played in her eyes--"and when the war broke out, my father was on the losing side and had to fly for his life.
She was a subscriber for all the "Health" periodicals and phrenological frauds; and the solemn ignorance they were inflated with was breath to her nostrils.
Presently the appetizing odor of the cooking reached the Bishop's nostrils, and he sniffed it eagerly.