from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the nostrils; narine: as, the narial openings or passages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, pertaining to, or located at or near, the nares.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or near the nares


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Predictions: proficient terrestrial abilities; bill and head capable of probing into body cavities; bill robust around narial openings; flexible neck; highly developed soaring or gliding skills.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • 'Those strolls on sandy beaches, hand in hand, 'ek narial, do straw dena bhaiya' one coconut with 2 straws, watching the blazing sun sink under the waves.....

    What's Coming....

  • On the under side of the head, in front of the mouth, is the nasal aperture (olf.), the opening of the nasal sac, which, unlike the corresponding organ of the air-frequenting vertebrata, has no internal narial opening.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • The asymmetry of the bones too is remarkable, although this is characteristic of all the catodon whales, especially as regards the bones of the anterior narial passages, the left of which is very much larger than the right.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • The narial aperture is thus pushed up, and is short, with an upward direction, as in the Cetacea and Sirenia, with whom the Proboscidea have certain affinities.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • The anterior narial aperture in the skull opens upwards, but the orifices of the nostrils are placed at the end of the muzzle.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Abbreviations: TCNDSFB, longest tooth length, condylobasal cranium length, narial position, dentary length, symphysis position, mandibular foramen height; and bulla length, respectively;

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The inner side facing the narial septum is flattened.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

  • xanthophose goliard narial placodus photographable headband queachy brood

    Applied innovation strategies in a network society

  • Moreover, fishermen in Maharashtra including Mumbai do not venture into the sea officially in June to August (till the narial poornima day August 24), he said.

    Daily News & Analysis


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.