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na·sal car·ti·lage(nā'zăl kahr'ti-lăj)
Dense connective tissue of the nose; includes the greater alar (lower lateral), the lesser alar, the lateral nasal (upper lateral), the vomeronasal, and the accessory nasal.
[L. nasus, nose + cartilago, gristle]
Any of the cartilages forming the principal portion of the subcutaneous framework of the nose.
See also: cartilage