The antitragus is a feature of mammalian ear anatomy.
In humans, it is a small tubercle on the visible part of the ear, the pinna. The antitragus is located just above the earlobe and points anteriorly. It is separated from the tragus by the intertragic notch.
The antitragus can be much larger in some other species, most notably bats.
The antitragus is sometimes pierced.
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Left human ear
External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view.
See also edit
- "Antitragus". AnatomyExpert. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "Henry Gray (1825–1861). Anatomy of the Human Body. 1918". Bartleby.com. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- Chandra, Jessica. "It's Time To Consider An Anti-Tragus Piercing". ELLE. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
- Anatomy photo:30:01-0105 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- lesson3 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (externalear) (#6)
- Diagram at bodymodforums.com