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olfactory region of nasal mucosa


Definition: the specialized olfactory receptive area that includes the upper third of the nasal septum and the lateral wall above the superior concha; it is lined with olfactory mucosa.

Synonym(s): pars olfactoria tunicae mucosae nasiTA, olfactory region of tunica mucosa of nose, regio olfactoria tunicae mucosae nasi, region of olfactory mucosa, Schultze membrane

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