plural noun, singular naris [nair-is] . Anatomy.
the nostrils or the nasal passages.

1685–95; < Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose Unabridged
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nares (ˈnɛəriːz)
pl n , sing naris
anatomy the nostrils
[C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose]

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Word Origin & History

"nostrils," 1693, from L. nares, pl. of naris "nostril," from PIE base *nas- (see nose).
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Example sentences
We are starting by studying heat loss through the eyes and nares of animals being restrained for routine veterinary procedures.
Air enters the nasal cavity from the outside through two openings: the nostrils or external nares.
Inflammation of the sinuses may occur resulting in discharge flowing from the nares.
The goal of this study is characterize the changes in bacterial diversity of the nares of hemodialysis patients.
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