Lesser alar cartilages
|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|
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.
- 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
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