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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nasal  \Na"sal\  (n[=a]"zal),  a.  [F.,  from  L.  nasus  the  nose.  See 
  1.  (Anat.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  nose. 
  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. 
  {Nasal  bones}  (Anat.),  two  bones  of  the  skull,  in  front  of 
  the  frontals. 
  {Nasal  index}  (Anat.),  in  the  skull,  the  ratio  of  the 
  transverse  the  base  of  the  aperture  to  the  nasion,  which 
  latter  distance  is  taken  as  the  standard,  equal  to  100. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nasal  \Na"sal\,  n. 
  1.  An  elementary  sound  which  is  uttered  through  the  nose,  or 
  through  both  the  nose  and  the  mouth  simultaneously. 
  2.  (Med.)  A  medicine  that  operates  through  the  nose;  an 
  errhine.  [Archaic] 
  3.  (Anc.  Armor)  Part  of  a  helmet  projecting  to  protect  the 
  nose;  a  nose  guard. 
  4.  (Anat.)  One  of  the  nasal  bones. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  plate,  or  scale,  on  the  nose  of  a  fish,  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  in  or  relating  to  the  nose;  "nasal  passages"  [syn:  {rhinal}] 
  2:  sounding  as  if  the  nose  were  pinched;  "a  whining  nasal 
  voice"  [syn:  {adenoidal},  {pinched}] 
  n  1:  a  continuant  consonant  produced  through  the  nose  with  the 
  mouth  closed  [syn:  {nasal  consonant}] 
  2:  an  elongated  rectangular  bone  that  forms  the  bridge  of  the 
  nose  [syn:  {nasal  bone},  {os  nasale}] 

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