Lesser alar cartilages

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Lesser alar cartilages
Cartilages of the nose. Side view. (Lesser alar cartilage visible in blue at center left.)
Cartilages of the nose, seen from below.
Latin cartilago alaris minor
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 nasal cartilages the lesser alar cartilages, also referred to as minor alar or accessory quadrate.[1]


  1. ^ Lesser alar cartilages: An atlas of human anatomy for students and physicians (Rebman, 1919; by Carl Toldt, Alois Dalla Rosa, Eden Paul, p. 942-944)- Retrieved 2018-08-27

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 993 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)