supreme nasal concha

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concha

 [kong´kah] (pl. con´chae) (L.)
a shell-shaped structure.
concha of auricle the hollow of the auricle of the external ear, bounded anteriorly by the tragus and posteriorly by the antihelix.
inferior nasal concha a bone forming the lower part of the lateral wall of the nasal cavity.
middle nasal concha the lower of two bony plates projecting from the inner wall of the ethmoidal labyrinth and separating the superior from the middle meatus of the nose.
sphenoidal concha a thin curved plate of bone at the anterior and lower part of the body of the sphenoid bone, on either side, forming part of the roof of the nasal cavity.
superior nasal concha the upper of two bony plates projecting from the inner wall of the ethmoidal labyrinth and forming the upper boundary of the superior meatus of the nose.
supreme nasal concha a third thin bony plate occasionally found projecting from the inner wall of the ethmoidal labyrinth, above the two usually found.

su·preme na·sal con·cha

[TA]
a small concha frequently present on the posterosuperior part of the lateral nasal wall; it overlies the supreme nasal meatus.

su·preme na·sal con·cha

(sŭ-prēm' nā'zăl kong'kă) [TA]
A small area shaped like a seashell frequently present on the posterosuperior part of the lateral nasal wall; it overlies the supreme nasal meatus.
Synonym(s): concha santorini, Santorini concha.

Santorini,

Giandomenico (Giovanni Domenico), Italian anatomist, 1681-1737.
concha santorini
incisurae santorini - notches in cartilage of external acoustic meatus.
papilla of Santorini - Synonym(s): Vater tubercle
Santorini canal - Synonym(s): Santorini duct
Santorini cartilage - a conical nodule of elastic cartilage surmounting the apex of each arytenoid cartilage. Synonym(s): corniculate cartilage
Santorini concha - a small concha frequently present on the posterosuperior part of the lateral nasal wall. Synonym(s): supreme nasal concha
Santorini duct - the excretory duct of the head of the pancreas. Synonym(s): accessory pancreatic duct; Santorini canal
Santorini fissures - two vertical fissures in the anterior portion of the cartilage of the external auditory meatus, filled by fibrous tissue. Synonym(s): notches in cartilage of external acoustic meatus
Santorini incisures - Synonym(s): notches in cartilage of external acoustic meatus
Santorini labyrinth - a venous plexus arising chiefly from the dorsal vein of the penis, situated below the base of the bladder at the sides of the prostate. Synonym(s): prostatic venous plexus
Santorini major caruncle - point of opening of the common bile duct and pancreatic duct into the duodenum. Synonym(s): major duodenal papilla
Santorini minor caruncle - the site of the opening of the accessory pancreatic duct into the duodenum, located anterior to and slightly superior to the major papilla. Synonym(s): minor duodenal papilla
Santorini muscle - draws angle of mouth laterally. Synonym(s): risorius muscle
Santorini tubercle - a rounded eminence on the posterior part of the aryepiglottic fold, formed by the underlying corniculate cartilages. Synonym(s): corniculate tubercle
Santorini vein - connects the superior sagittal sinus with the tributaries of the superficial temporal vein and other veins of the scalp. Synonym(s): parietal emissary vein

su·preme na·sal con·cha

(sŭ-prēm' nā'zăl kong'kă) [TA]
Small concha frequently present on posterosuperior part of lateral nasal wall; overlies supreme nasal meatus.