greater alar cartilage(redirected from Greater alar cartilages)
Also found in: Wikipedia.
major alar cartilage of nose[TA]
paired cartilages that support the nasal tip, columella, and nostril rims, each consisting of a medial crus within the columella; a middle crus, which extends from the columella's lobular junction (that is, medial genu) to the lateral edge of the tip lobule (that is, lateral genu); and a lateral crus that extends toward the pyriform aperture. The axis of the lateral crus normally extends along the line that runs toward the lateral orbital canthus.
great·er a·lar car·ti·lage(grā'tĕr ā'lăr kahr'ti-lăj)
One of a pair of cartilages that form the tip of the nose. It consists of a medial crus that extends into the nasal septum with its fellow of the opposite side, and a lateral crus that forms the anterior part of the wing of the nose.