alar process


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a·la of crista galli

[TA]
a small lateral expansion of the ethmoid bone from the anterior aspect of the crista galli on each side that articulates with the frontal bone and forms the foramen cecum.

alar process

Etymology: L, ala,wing, processus
a projection of the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone articulating with the frontal bone.

alar process

The process of the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone that articulates with the frontal bone.
See also: process

a·la of cris·ta gal·li

(ālă kristă galī) [TA]
Small lateral expansion of the ethmoid bone from anterior aspect of crista galli on each side that articulates with the frontal bone and forms the foramen cecum.
Synonym(s): alar process.