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Nasal /ˈnzəl/ (noun) is the medieval term for the nose guard of a helmet. Cf. Nasal helm.

Nasal (adjective) refers to the nose, part of human or animal anatomy. It may be also be shorthand for the following uses in combination:

  • With reference to the human nose:
    • Nasal administration, a method of pharmaceutical drug delivery
    • Nasal emission, the abnormal passing of oral air through a palatal cleft, or from some other type of pharyngeal inadequacy
    • Nasal hair, the hair in the nose
  • With reference to linguistics:
  • With reference to the nose of humans or other animals:
    • Nasal bone, two small oblong bones placed side by side at the middle and upper part of the face, and form, by their junction, "the bridge" of the nose
    • Nasal cavity, a large air filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face
    • Nasal concha, a long, narrow and curled bone shelf which protrudes into the breathing passage of the nose
    • Nasal scale of reptiles

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