Lesser alar cartilages

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Lesser alar cartilages
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Cartilages of the nose. Side view. (Lesser alar cartilage visible in blue at center left.)
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Cartilages of the nose, seen from below.
Details
Latin cartilago alaris minor
Identifiers
Gray's p.993
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_12/12217065
TA A06.1.01.011
FMA 71705
Anatomical terminology

In human anatomy the part of the nose which forms the lateral wall is curved to correspond with the ala of the nose; it is oval and flattened, narrow behind, where it is connected with the frontal process of the maxilla by a tough fibrous membrane, in which are found three or four small cartilaginous plates, the lesser alar cartilages.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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