medial nasal prominence


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me·di·al na·sal prominence

an ectodermally covered mesenchymal swelling lying medial to the olfactory placode or pit in the embryo; the nasal tip and philtrum of the lip develop from it.

me·di·al na·sal prom·i·nence

, medial nasal process (mēdē-ăl nāzăl promi-nĕns, proses)
Ectodermally covered mesenchymal swelling lying medial to the olfactory placode or pit in embryos.
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The medial nasal prominence forms the philtrum of upper lip, crest, and tip of nose while the lateral nasal prominence forms the ala of nose.

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