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ˈtreɪ gəstra·gus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tragusnoun

    a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear


  1. tragusnoun

    The small piece of thick cartilage of the external ear that is immediately in front of the ear canal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tragusnoun

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


  1. Tragus

    The tragus is a small pointed eminence of the external ear, situated in front of the concha, and projecting backward over the meatus. It also is the name of hair growing at the entrance of the ear. Its name comes from the Greek: tragos, goat, and is descriptive of its general covering on its under surface with a tuft of hair, resembling a goat's beard. The nearby antitragus projects forwards and upwards. Because the tragus faces rearwards, it aids in collecting sounds from behind. These sounds are delayed more than sounds arriving from the front, assisting the brain to sense front vs. rear sound sources. In a positive fistula test, pressure on the tragus causes vertigo or eye deviation by inducing movement of perilymph.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tragus

    trā′gus, n. a small prominence at the entrance of the external ear: a corresponding process in bats, &c. [Gr. tragos.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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