Definition of narial in US English:

narial

adjective

Zoology Anatomy
  • See nares

    • ‘Their premaxillae are not fused to the surrounding bones, but they form a complete ring around the narial opening.’
    • ‘In most cases some or all of the bone lies below the level of the dermal surface bones and inside the narial opening.’
    • ‘Another odd characteristic of beavers is that their epiglottis lies above the soft palate, within the narial passage.’
    • ‘The crown from narial feathers to nape is uniform dark brown, the feathers with slightly darker tips.’
    • ‘Some areas of the skull, such as the occipital table or the filling of the narial tubes, are preserved without deformation.’

Pronunciation

narial

/-ēəl/