ala of the nose

   The flesh which surrounds the nostrils away from the center of the nose. Also see alar groove, nasal septum, nostril, and philtrum.

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  • Wing of the nose — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ala nasi GraySubject = 223 GrayPage = 992 Caption = Cartilages of the nose. Side view. (Wing of the nose visible but not labeled.) Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = superior labial Vein = Nerve =… …   Wikipedia

  • ala and alar groove —    An ala is a winglike structure or part in anatomy, such as the external ear. It more commonly refers to the ala of the nose: that membrane to the outside of each nostril. The alar groove is a C shaped edge formed at the joining of the ala to… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • ala nasi — ala na·si nā .sī, .zī n, pl alae na·si .sī, .zī the expanded outer wall of cartilage on each side of the nose * * * [TA] wing of nose: the flaring cartilaginous expansion forming the outer side of each naris. See also cartilago alaris major nasi …   Medical dictionary

  • nose ring — 1. a ring inserted in the nose of an animal, to facilitate leading it. 2. a ring worn as an ornament in the nose. [1780 90] * * * ▪ ornament       ornament inserted through different parts of the nose for personal adornment and used sometimes to… …   Universalium

  • Ala. — abbr. Alabama. * * * Alabama. * * * abbrev Alabama (US state) * * * a|la «AY luh», noun, plural a|lae «AY lee». 1. a wing. 2. any winglike structure: a) one of the lateral cartilages of the nose. b) one of the two side petals of any flower shaped …   Useful english dictionary

  • ala — noun 1. a flat wing shaped process or winglike part of an organism the alae of the nose the alae of a maple seed the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae • Derivationally related forms: ↑alary, ↑alate • Hypernyms: ↑p …   Useful english dictionary

  • ala — 1. [TA] SYN: wing. 2. Pronounced, longitudinal cuticular ridges in nematodes, usually found in larval stages (Ascaris lumbricoides), although occasionally present in adult worm (Enterobius vermicularis). [L. wing] a. auris SYN: auricle (1). a.… …   Medical dictionary

  • The Clique (series) — Cover of The Clique, the first novel of the series, released on May 5, 2004 The Clique is an American young adult novel series written by Lisi Harrison and was originally published by Little, Brown and Company, a subsidiary of the Hachette Group …   Wikipedia

  • ALA — Abbreviation for δ aminolevulinic acid. * * * amebic liver abscess; American Laryngological Association; American Lung Association; aminolevulinate, aminolevulinic acid; axiolabial * * * ALA abbr aminolevulinic acid * * * n. (pl. alae) (in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ala — Symbol for alanine or its mono or diradical. * * * amebic liver abscess; American Laryngological Association; American Lung Association; aminolevulinate, aminolevulinic acid; axiolabial * * * ALA abbr aminolevulinic acid * * * n. (pl. alae) (in… …   Medical dictionary


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