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Medical Term:

medial nasal prominence


an ectodermally covered mesenchymal swelling lying medial to the olfactory placode or pit in the embryo; the nasal tip and philtrum of the lip develop from it.

Synonym(s): medial nasal fold, medial nasal process

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