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Encyclopedia > Nasal foramina
Nasal foramina
Right nasal bone. Outer surface.
Latin foramina nasalia
Dorlands/Elsevier f_12/12373335

The nasal foramina are foramina which run through the nasal bones. For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Elseviers logo. ... In anatomy, a foramen is any opening. ... The Nasal Bones (Ossa Faciei & Ossa Nasalia) are two small oblong bones, varying in size and form in different individuals; they are placed side by side at the middle and upper part of the face, and form, by their junction, the bridge of the nose. ...


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  • http://zemlin.shs.uiuc.edu/Skull/slide-Pages/27.htm
The lacrimal bone (Os Lacrimale), the smallest and most fragile bone of the face, is situated at the front part of the medial wall of the orbit . ... The lateral or orbital surface of the lacrimal bone is divided by a vertical ridge, the posterior lacrimal crest, into two parts. ... On the nasal surface of the body of the maxilla, in front of the opening of the sinus is a deep groove, the lacrimal groove (or lacrimal sulcus), which is converted into the nasolacrimal canal, by the lacrimal bone and inferior nasal concha; this canal opens into the inferior meatus...

 
 

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