tragal

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tragus (ˈtreɪɡəs)
 
n , pl -gi
1.  the cartilaginous fleshy projection that partially covers the entrance to the external ear
2.  any of the hairs that grow just inside this entrance
 
[C17: from Late Latin, from Greek tragos hairy projection of the ear, literally: goat]
 
'tragal
 
adj

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