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  • nose

    The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head that lies above the mouth containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ.

  • nose spectacles - pince nez

    Type of spectacles supported by the nose, used to compensate for defective vision. Similar to bow spectacles,they are characterised by a C-shaped metal spring bridge, often fitted with pads, that clips onto the nose. Pinch-nez (nose-pinching from the French) first appeared in the late 19th century and were popular for the next 40 years.

  • nursing

    The study and practice of caring for and waiting on the sick, injured, or others unable to look after themselves or to deal with their specific medical needs.

  • nursing kit

    Group of objects collectively used by nurses working outside of a hospital.

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