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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.

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]

tragus

/tra·gus/ (tra´gus) pl. tra´gi   [L.] the 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 tragus.tra´gal

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.

tragus

[trā′gəs] pl. tragi
Etymology: Gk, tragos, goat
a small tongue-like projection of the auricular cartilage of the ear, anterior to the external meatus.

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]

tragus

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

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]

tragus (trā´gus),

n a prominence in front of the opening of the external ear.

tragus

pl. tragi [L., Gr.] the knob-like projection at the base of the external ear supported by a plate of cartilage, part of the auricular cartilage.