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hircus in Medicine

hircus hir·cus (hûr'kəs)
n. pl. hir·ci (-sī')

  1. The odor of the armpits.

  2. See tragus.

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  • And in their midst, immobile and terrible, sat the hircus Nocturnus, enthroned upon the shrine.

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  • In their midst 99 sat hircus Nocturnus, the great he-goat, enthroned upon the mountain.

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