the fleshy, cartilaginous protrusion at the front of the external ear, partly extending over the opening of the ear
Origin of tragusLate Latin ; from Classical Greek tragos, hairy part of the ear, literally , goat: see tragedy
- The projection of skin-covered cartilage in front of the meatus of the external ear.
- Any of the hairs growing at the entrance to the meatus of the external ear.
Origin of tragusNew Latin, from Greek tragos, goat, hairy part of the ear.
- (anatomy) The small piece of thick cartilage of the external ear that is immediately in front of the ear canal.