A naris that provides one of the small external openings of the head that give passage to air for breathing. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostril http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
external nares
plural term
anterior nares [ VHOG : 0000544 ]
axiom lost from external ontology
  • relationship loss: subclass nasal opening (AAO:0000316)[AAO]
definition
  • A naris that provides one of the small external openings of the head that give passage to air for breathing.
external definition
  • Hole on the nasal capsule that connects the nasal cavity with the exterior.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • nostril
  • external nares
has related synonym
  • anterior nares
  • anterior naris
homology notes
  • In a tetrapod, the nasal sac has an external naris (homologous with the anterior naris of the fish) (...).[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0005928
taxon notes
  • Fish have two pairs of external nostrils.