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tragus

 [tra´gus] (L.)
a cartilaginous projection anterior to the external opening of the ear; used also in the plural to designate hairs growing on the pinna of the external ear, especially on the anterior cartilaginous projection. adj., adj tra´gal.
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tra·gus

, pl.

tra·gi

(trā'gŭs, -jī),
1. A tonguelike projection of the cartilage of the auricle in front of the opening of the external acoustic meatus and continuous with the cartilage of this canal. Synonym(s): antilobium, hircus (3)
2.
[G. tragos, goat, in allusion to the hairs growing on the part, like a goatee]
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tragus

(trā′gəs)
n. pl. tra·gi (-gī, -jī)
1. The projection of skin-covered cartilage in front of the meatus of the external ear.
2. Any of the hairs growing at the entrance to the meatus of the external ear.
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tra·gus

, pl. tragi (trā'gŭs, -jī)
1. A tonguelike projection of the cartilage of the auricle in front of the opening of the external acoustic meatus and continuous with the cartilage of this canal.
Synonym(s): hircus (3) .
2. See: tragi (2)
[G. tragos, goat, in allusion to the hairs growing on the part, like a goatee]
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tragus

The small projection of skin-covered cartilage lying in front of the external ear opening (meatus).
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tra·gus

, pl. tragi (trā'gŭs, -jī)
A tonguelike projection of the cartilage of the auricle in front of the opening of the external acoustic meatus and continuous with the cartilage of this canal.
Synonym(s): hircus (3) .
[G. tragos, goat, in allusion to the hairs growing on the part, like a goatee]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012