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Encyclopedia > Tragus (ear)
Tragus (ear)
The auricula. Lateral surface.
Gray's subject #229 1034

In front of the concha, and projecting backward over the meatus, is a small pointed eminence, the tragus, so called from its being generally covered on its under surface with a tuft of hair, resembling a goat’s beard. Image File history File links Gray904. ... Auricula can refer to: In botany, the plant Primula auricula, a type of primrose In anatomy, another name for the external portion of the ear, the pinna In anatomy, a small conical pouch that projects from each atrium of the heart. ... Vagina, Cajeta, Papo, Conchita, Tajo. ... In anatomy, a meatus is a natural body opening or canal (pl. ... Young Girl Fixing her Hair, by Sophie Gengembre Anderson Hair is a filamentous outgrowth of dead cells from the skin, found only in mammals. ... Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ... A man with a full beard A beard is the hair that grows on a mans chin, cheeks, neck, and the area above the upper lip (the opposite is a clean-shaven face). ...



  • Earphones are held against the the concha by the tragus.
  • Some people prefer to push their tragus over the entrance of the auditory canal rather than putting their index finger in it or placing their palm over the entire ear.
  • The "tragus" piercing is popular in North American culture, and often a ring or barbell is inserted. As well, the 'anti-tragus' (the area opposite) is also commonly pierced.

Earbuds Headphones (also known as earphones, stereophones, headsets, or the slang term cans) are a pair of transducers that receive an electrical signal from a media player or receiver and use speakers placed in close proximity to the ears (hence the name earphone) to convert the signal into audible sound... Anatomy of the human ear. ... The Index finger The index finger, pointer finger or forefinger is the second digit of a human hand, located between the thumb and the middle finger. ... Look up Palm in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

See also

A tragus pierced with a simple bar The tragus piercing is a perforation of the tragus for the purpose of inserting and wearing a piece of jewelry. ...

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. MedlinePlus (medlineplus. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...



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