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Pronunciation: noz

Definition: Specialized organ at the entrance of the respiratory system that conducts, warms, humidifies, and cleans the inspired air and houses the olfactory neuroeithelium; includes both the external nose and the nasal cavities.

Synonym(s): nasus2

[A.S. nosu]

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