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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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(ˈnɛərɪəl) ,




(Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the nares
[C19: from Latin nāris nostril]
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Adj.1.narial - of or relating to or near the nares
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