Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Major Alar Cartilage

We just learned about the Lateral Nasal Cartilage.

Another part of the nose is the Major Alar Cartilage, also called the greater alar cartilage or lower lateral cartilage.

This is another thin piece of cartilage that helps form the shape of the nose.
The major alar cartilage makes the upper outside part of the nostril, and also bends around at the tip of the nose and makes part of the inside part of the nostril right at the middle.

(from: wikipedia - major alar cartilage)

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