Nates vs Yates - What's the difference?

nates | yates |


As a noun nates

is (anatomy|medicine) the two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes.

As a proper noun yates is

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nates

English

Noun

(en-plural noun)
  • (anatomy, medicine) The two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes.
  • The buttocks.
  • * 1963 , (Anthony Burgess), Inside Mr Enderby
  • Enderby watched her warily as she lay prone, having kicked the clothes off the bed, her nates silvered by the Roman moonlight to the likeness of a meringue.
  • *1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 3:
  • *:He sat cross-legged on a damask pillow and scrutinized the pale puckered nates with the air of an epicure examining a fly in his vichyssoise.
  • (zoology) The umbones of a bivalve shell.
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    yates

    English

    Noun

    (head)
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