Definition of "tragus" [tragus]

  • The projection of skin-covered cartilage in front of the meatus of the external ear. (noun)
  • Any of the hairs growing at the entrance to the meatus of the external ear. (noun)

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Use "tragus" in a sentence
  • "The fold of skin in front of the opening of the ear the tragus is an acupressure point for feeling full."
  • "The flap called the tragus protects of the auditory meatus, or earhole."
  • "It can also be used for other piercings, such as tragus or conchs, just to name a few."
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