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.