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tragus

Pronunciation: tra'gus, -ji

Definition: A tonguelike projection of the cartilage of the auricle in front of the opening of the external acoustic meatus and continuous with the cartilage of this canal.

See: tragi2

Synonym(s): antilobium, hircus3

[G. tragos, goat, in allusion to the hairs growing on the part, like a goatee]

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