tragus

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtreɪɡəs/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(trāgəs)

Inflections of 'tragus' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": tragi

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tra•gus  (trāgəs),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -gi (trāgəs),USA pronunciation [Anat.]
  1. a fleshy prominence at the front of the external opening of the ear. See diag. under ear.
  • Greek trágos hairy part of ear, literally, he-goat
  • Late Latin
  • 1685–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tragus /ˈtreɪɡəs/ n ( pl -gi / -dʒaɪ/)
  1. the cartilaginous fleshy projection that partially covers the entrance to the external ear
Etymology: 17th Century: from Late Latin, from Greek tragos hairy projection of the ear, literally: goat
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