Tuesday, July 13, 2021


We just learned about the Antitragus.

On the outer ear we know about:
- The auricle or pinna, which is the main outside part of the ear
- The helix, which is the folded over part around the outside
- The antihelix, which is the Y shaped bump that sticks out
- The antitragus, which is the bump pointing up that is connected to the earlobe

Another part of the ear is the Tragus.

This is the part of the ear that is closest to the cheek.
It sticks out and can be pushed down to close the ear so you can't hear.

Tragus is also the name for the hair that grows around the entrance of the ear.
The name comes from the Greek word τράγος (tragos) meaning goat.

(from: wikipedia - tragus (ear))

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