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lateral crus of the major alar cartilage of the nose


Definition: portion of cartilage extending laterally and posteriorly in a winglike fashion, supporting the wing of the nose and keeping the nostril patent.

Synonym(s): crus laterale cartilaginis alaris majorisTA

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