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nares

[nair-eez] /ˈnɛər iz/
plural noun, singular naris
[nair-is] /ˈnɛər ɪs/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the nostrils or the nasal passages.
Origin of nares
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose
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nares

/ˈnɛəriːz/
plural noun (sing) naris (ˈnɛərɪs)
1.
(anatomy) the nostrils
Word Origin
C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose
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n.

"nostrils," 1690s, from Latin nares, plural of naris "nostril," from PIE root *nas- (see nose (n.)).

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