Ala of nose

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Ala of nose
Cartilages of the nose, seen from side (ala of the nose visible but not labeled)
Latin Ala nasi
Superior labial
Gray's p.992
TA A06.1.01.005
FMA FMA:59519
Anatomical terminology

The ala of the nose (wing of the nose) is the lateral surface of the external nose, cartilagenous in makeup, and flares out to form a rounded eminence around the nostril. It is elevated by the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle and receives sensory innervation by the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cruveilhier, Jean (1844). The Anatomy of the Human Body. Harper & Brothers. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

External links[edit]

wing+of+nose at eMedicine Dictionary