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levator labii superioris alaeque nasi (muscle)


Definition: facial muscle of upper lip and nose; origin, root of nasal process of maxilla; insertion, wing of nose and orbicularis oris muscle of upper lip; action, elevates upper lip and wing of nose; nerve supply, facial.

Synonym(s): musculus levator labii superioris alaeque nasiTA, caput angulare quadrati labii superioris, elevator muscle of upper lip and wing of nose

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