antitragus


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antitragus

(ænˈtɪtrəɡəs)
n, pl -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ)
(Anatomy) a cartilaginous projection of the external ear opposite the tragus
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek antitragos; see anti-, tragus]
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ATL (P3 to P5), the total length of antitragus, the linear distance from the deepest point in the incisura intertragic notch to the strongest antihelical curvature.
After detection of the xiphoid distance between the mouth and the antitragus, the NET was advanced at least along this distance, and subsequently after hearing the voice on auscultation by aerating from the tube, it was advanced an additional 20-30 cm.
A more frequently used method for excising cartilage alone is the posterior approach described by Beasley and Jones, who suggest segmental excision over the lower part of the concha in cases with a prominent antitragus.
The ear has a low, rounded tragus and a small, well-developed antitragus that lacks a basal lobe; pinnae are separated and project anteriorly; the upper lip is broad, slightly wrinkled, conspicuously fringed with hairs, and extends over the lower lip; nostrils are tubular; wings broad, with thin flight membranes; legs and feet are slender; tail is enclosed in the uropatagium, except for the last two vertebrae, which extend free beyond the interfemoral membrane; skull is dorsoventrally flattened with a conspicuous shallow depression in the middle of the nasals that makes the anterior end of the rostrum appear to flare up; auditory bullae are disc shaped, reflecting the great expansion of the margin of its inner border (Figs.
In this survey, morphological characters as colure, distribution of hair, shape of uropatagium (tail membrane) and nose leaf, calcar (a foot spur of cartilage that supports the membrane between the foot and tail), post calcar, shape of ear, tragus and antitragus.