Definition of Tragus

1. Noun. A small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear.

Group relationships: Auricle, Ear, Pinna
Generic synonyms: Cartilaginous Structure



Definition of Tragus

1. n. The prominence in front of the external opening of the ear. See Illust. under Ear.

Definition of Tragus

1. Noun. (anatomy) The small piece of thick cartilage of the external ear that is immediately in front of the ear canal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tragus

1. a part of the external opening of the ear [n -GI]

Medical Definition of Tragus

1. The prominence in front of the external opening of the ear. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A part of the inner ear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tragus

tragicomedies
tragicomedy
tragicomic
tragicomical
tragicomically
tragics
tragicus
tragicus muscle
tragion
tragomaschalia
tragopan
tragopans
tragophonia
tragule
tragules
tragus (current term)
tragœdy
trahison
trahison des clercs
trahisons
trahisons des clercs
traif
traik
traiked
traiking
traikit
traiks
trail bike
trail boss

Literary usage of Tragus

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1871)
"He consented finally to let Dr. Weir look into his ear, and it was then seen that several of the long hairs that sprang in. abundance from the tragus had ..."

2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"BOCK Second of the " Fathers of Botany," and author of the first thorough-going survey of the plants of Germany, was Hieronymus Bock,* also known as tragus, ..."

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