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anterior nasal spine of maxilla

 

Definition: a pointed projection at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture; the tip, as seen on a lateral cephalometric radiograph, is used as a cephalometric landmark.

Synonym(s): spina nasalis anterior corporis maxillaeTA, anterior nasal spine

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