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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"nostrils," 1693, from L. nares, pl. of naris "nostril," from PIE base *nas- (see nose).
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naris nar·is (nâr'ĭs)
n. pl. nar·es (-ēz)
The anterior opening on either side of the nasal cavity.

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