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  • n. Plural form of naris.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The nostrils or nasal openings, -- the anterior nares being the external or proper nostrils, and the posterior nares, the openings of the nasal cavities into the mouth or pharynx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of naris.


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  • Paul (1987a, b) seems to have been the first to reject the scavenging hypothesis, at least in print, stating of Quetzalcoatlus that ‘Its slender, two-meter beak, with only thin bars around the external nares, is too weak for regular scavenging’ (p. 20).

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  • Located between the tip of the snout and the eye on each side of the head are two small openings called the nares analogous to nostrils.

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  • As in the other photos, the two spots above the fish's mouth are are olfactory organs called nares, which are analogous to human nostrils. sponsored by

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  • The two spots above the fish's mouth are olfactory organs called nares, which are analogous to human nostrils.

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  • A trickle of blood slid from its nares, and the bright eye closed.

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  • Pathogenic staphylococci from the interior nares: incidence and differentiation.


  • His nares freely bled distinctively dark red blood which flowed to mix with the lighter sticky red of his foes-, most of which had dried with loose feathers, dirt, twigs and other debris glued into it.

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  • The things that look like eyes are actually nose-like things called nares.

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  • While I liked Michelle Monaghan as Casey Affleck's better half in GONE BABY GONE, I was impressed by how untouched her nose was, with a long and wide bridge and bilateral nares that, during moments of extreme emotion, dilate to the size of shotgun barrels.

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  • Her nares seem unusually small, while the attendant ala suggest an abundance of fibrofatty tissue not commonly seen in Caucasian women.

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