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Definitions of tragus:

part of speech: noun

See Antilobium.

part of speech: noun

1. A tonguelike projection of the cartilage of the auricle in front of the opening of the external auditory meatus and continuous with the cartilage of this canal. 2. One of the hairs growing at the entrance to the external auditory meatus.

Usage examples for tragus:

  • Judging from drawings, the head and muzzle of this are more in a line than in the last species, the ears project forward, and are also larger, the tragus especially, and there is a greater width between the ears. "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale
  • The pain associated with a boil in the external meatus is usually aggravated by movements of the jaw, by pulling the auricle, and by pressure upon the tragus "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  • Back uniform, brownish black, scarcely paler beneath; cheeks nearly black; underside of wings, and interfemoral membrane with lines of hairs; heel bone elongated, slender; ears moderate rounded; tragus oblong blunt; fore- arm bone, 1 10- 12; shin bone, 9- 12 of an inch. "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)", George Grey

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