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nos·tril

 (nŏs′trəl)
n.
Either of the external openings of the nose; a naris.

[Middle English nostrille, from Old English nosthyrl : nosu, nose; see nas- in Indo-European roots + thyrl, hole; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
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nostril

(ˈnɒstrɪl)
n
1. (Anatomy) either of the two external openings of the nose.
2. (Zoology) either of the two external openings of the nose.
[Old English nosthyrl, from nosu nose + thyrel hole]
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nos•tril

(ˈnɒs trəl)

n.
either of the two external openings of the nose.
[before 1000; Middle English nostrill, Old English nosterl, nosthyrl=nos(u) nose + thyrel hole; see thirl]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nostril - either one of the two external openings to the nasal cavity in the nosenostril - either one of the two external openings to the nasal cavity in the nose
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
naris - any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
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nostril

noun
Related words
technical name naris
adjectives narial, narine
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Translations
فَتْحَةُ الْأًنْفِمِنْخَر، فُتْحَة الأنْف
nozdranosní dírka
næsebor
sierain
nosnicanozdrva
orrlyuk
nös, nasahola
鼻の穴
콧구멍
šnervė
nāss
nozdra
nosnica
näsborre
รูจมูก
lỗ mũi

nostril

[ˈnɒstrɪl] N (Anat) [of person, dog, lion] → ventana f de la nariz, orificio m nasal (frm); [of horse] → ollar m
nostrilsnarices fpl
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nostril

[ˈnɒstrəl] n [person] → narine f; [horse] → naseau m
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nostril

nNasenloch nt; (of horse, zebra etc)Nüster f
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nostril

[ˈnɒstrl] nnarice f; (of horse) → frogia
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nostril

(ˈnostril) noun
one of the two openings in the nose through which one breathes, smells etc.
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nostril

فَتْحَةُ الْأًنْفِ nosní dírka næsebor Nasenloch ρουθούνι ventana de la nariz sierain narine nosnica narice 鼻の穴 콧구멍 neusgat nesebor nozdrze narina ноздря näsborre รูจมูก burun deliği lỗ mũi 鼻孔
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nos·tril

n. naris, fosa nasal, ventana o ala de la nariz.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

nostril

n fosa or orificio nasal
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