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n. pl. nar·es (-ēz)
An external opening in the nasal cavity of a vertebrate; a nostril.

[Latin nāris; see nas- in Indo-European roots.]

nar′i·al (-ē-əl) adj.
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pl n, sing naris (ˈnɛərɪs)
(Anatomy) anatomy the nostrils
[C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose]
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(ˈnɛər iz), sing. nar•is (ˈnɛər ɪs)
the nostrils or the nasal passages.
[1685–95; < Latin nārēs, pl. of nāris a nostril; see nose]
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The nasal openings: nostrils.
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And then there was his stenotic nares. In simple terms, his nostrils were anatomically pinched so close together that he sounded like Darth Vader with a head cold when he breathed.
Widening of stenotic nares, shortening of elongated soft palate and if required resection of everted laryngeal saccules (Farquharson and Smith, 1942; Trader, 1949; Leonard, 1957).
Stenotic nares can be corrected surgically by removing a piece of tissue from the nostrils to allow better airflow.
Together, stenotic nares and elongated soft palates comprise the vast majority of abnormalities in brachycephalic cats.
Stenotic nares, or narrowed nostrils, are often diagnosed on visual inspection alone.