Bill Dyche October 1, 2012Anatomy word of the month: tragus The small flap of skin covered cartilage at the front of your ear canal is named “goat” in Greek! Tragi is the term for hair that grows in the outer ear canal, especially in older men. So, tragus is a fanciful reference to the chin whiskers of a he-goat. Goatee, a narrow pointed beard, is a similar reference. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.