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Supportive Cartilages and Bones of the Nose

The nose functions as an air vent and is image descriptionsupported by bone, hyaline cartilage, and dense fibrous connective tissue.

Male head
The supporting bones and nasal cartilages
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The supporting bones and cartilages of the nose
The nasal bones
The maxilla bone
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The supporting bones and cartilages of the nose
The lateral cartilages - nasal cartilages
Greater alar cartilages - nasal cartilages
The lesser alar cartilage - nasal cartilages
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  • Partitioning the nasal cavity into left and right nasal fossae (sing. fossa) is the image descriptionseptal cartilage.
The supporting bones and cartilages of the nose
The septal cartilage
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  • Dense fibrous image descriptionconnective tissue supports the rounded lateral walls of the nostrils, which are called ala nasi.
The supporting bones and cartilages of the nose
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3-Dimensional View of the Nasal Cartilage:

3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage
3D view of the nasal cartilage

An Overview of the Supportive Cartilages and Bones of the Nose:

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