nasal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nasal \Na"sal\ (n[=a]"zal), a. [F., from L. nasus the nose. See
   Nose.]
   1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the nose.
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   2. (Phon.) Having a quality imparted by means of the nose;
      and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in
      some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice
      thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in
      the consonants m, n, ng (see Guide to Pronunciation,
      [sect][sect] 20, 208); characterized by resonance in the
      nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance.
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   Nasal bones (Anat.), two bones of the skull, in front of
      the frontals.

   Nasal index (Anat.), in the skull, the ratio of the
      transverse breadth of the anterior nasal aperture to the
      height from the base of the aperture to the nasion, which
      latter distance is taken as the standard, equal to 100.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nasal \Na"sal\, n.
   1. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or
      through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously.
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   2. (Med.) A medicine that operates through the nose; an
      errhine. [Archaic]
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   3. (Anc. Armor) Part of a helmet projecting to protect the
      nose; a nose guard.
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   4. (Anat.) One of the nasal bones.
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   5. (Zool.) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
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