[ UK /tɹˈæd‍ʒəs/ ]
  1. a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear
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  • On the grasslands are eland, lesser kudu Tragelaphus imberbis, roan antelope Hippotragus equines, oribi Oreibia oreibi, Grant's gazelle Gazella granti, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, steenbock Raphicerus campestris, topi and oryx Oryx gazella, also buffalo Syncerus caffer. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • I originally had a titanium barbell, which cost a mint but healed extremely well. i have since had it professionally changed to a surgical steel BCR .. which probably should have been titanium. anyway, i have the typical “tragus bump”, which is annoying me to no end. Mint Titanium | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles
  • The flap called the tragus protects of the auditory meatus, or earhole. Archive 2009-06-01
  • A quick pull on the earlobe, a push on the tragus and a look into the canal confirmed the diagnosis of external otitis.
  • Large populations of several antelopes are present and include an estimated population of 1,500-2,000 of the endemic grey rhebok Pelea capreolus, 1,000 reedbuck Redunca arundinum, and approximately 2,000 eland Taurotragus oryx; also bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, blue duiker Cephalophus monticola, klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus and oribi Ourebia ourebi. UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa
  • The flap called the tragus protects of the auditory meatus, or earhole. Archive 2009-06-01
  • Or, like me, you might have been born without an antitragus. NYT > Home Page
  • The rare and endemic Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is currently limited to a narrow, 400-kilometer (km) stretch of shola-grassland mosaic, from the Nilgiri Hills to the Ashambu Hills. South Western Ghats montane rain forests
  • The vast herds of large mammals, such as eland (Taurotragus oryx) and sable (Hippotragus niger), that once roamed the foothills of this ecoregion are long gone. South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic
  • -- "Ears oval, with many distinct folds, naked except at the base; tragus securiform; fur thick, close, fuscous-black; or dark fuscous-brown above; beneath paler, except on the throat, the hairs being conspicuously tipped with grey, the upper hairs being all white at their base; face nude, and the membrane dark brownish-black" (_Jerdon_). Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
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