alar cartilage

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alar cartilage

Cartilage forming the broad lateral wall of each nostril.
See also: cartilage


1. pertaining to or like a wing.
2. pertaining to the axilla.

alar cartilage
a nasal cartilage which supports the rim of the nostril of some animals such as the horse.
alar fold
extends from the nostril to the ventral nasal concha. It forms the medial and ventral walls of the false nostril in the horse.
alar foramen
a third foramen which perforates the wing of the atlas in some animal species.
alar plate
dorsal bulge of the embryonic neural tube, destined to develop into the dorsal horn of the spinal cord.
rostral alar fold
one of a group of foramina in the caudal part of the orbit.
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A marked reduction in the alveolar defect and improved columella and nasal alar cartilage positioning was achieved [Figure 8,9,10,11]
The objectives include lip segments that are almost in contact at rest, symmetrical lower lateral alar cartilages, and adequate nasal mucosal lining, which permits postsurgical retention of the projected nasal tip.
The proper function of the nasal valve is dependent on the integrity of the upper lateral cartilages, the alar cartilages, the mucosal surface of the nasal valve, the nasal septum, and the intrinsic muscles of the nose.