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- noun An external opening in the nasal cavity of a vertebrate; a nostril.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A nostril.
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- noun any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
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In Dipsochelys, however, the external naris is vertically elongated and the nasal passage is long and ascends steeply as it approaches the olfactory chamber.
In contrast to scavenging raptors, corvids and marabous, the azhdarchid rostrum does not appear to have been well braced around its openings (this is the naris in the birds, but the nasoantorbital fenestra in the azhdarchids), nor (with its bony dorsal crest) is the skull well suited for probing into body cavities, nor is the long, stiff neck in agreement with this lifestyle.
Normally in tortoises, the channel connecting the external naris to the olfactory chamber is short and sub-horizontal, and the olfactory chamber is also short, and open to the connecting channel.
It has a distinctive subvertical, dorsoventrally elongate naris.
Khaan mckennai*, described for two outstanding complete skeletons, is similar to Conchoraptor but has a more horizontally-aligned naris and more strongly curved manual unguals (Clark et al. 2001).
The unraveling began slowly with the dilatator naris anterior and dilatator naris posterior, and then moved up the nose until all the muscles on the head were spinning off into several directions at once, the ends disap - pearing into that other dimension.
N vero, sub convexo palati lingua inhaerente, gemino naris et oris spiritu explicabitur.
The outer wall of each naris is grooved by three fossae, called meatuses, and these are situated between the spongy bones.
Medially, the anterior surface is limited by a deep concavity, the nasal notch, the margin of which gives attachment to the Dilatator naris posterior and ends below in a pointed process, which with its fellow of the opposite side forms the anterior nasal spine.
The greater alar cartilage (cartilago alaris major; lower lateral cartilage) is a thin, flexible plate, situated immediately below the preceding, and bent upon itself in such a manner as to form the medial and lateral walls of the naris of its own side.