piriform aperture

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piriform aperture

[TA]
the common, pear-shaped anterior nasal opening in the cranium.

piriform aperture

Etymology: L, pirum, pear, forma, form, apertura, opening
the pear-shaped anterior nasal opening in the skull.

pi·ri·form ap·er·ture

(piri-fōrm apĕr-chŭr) [TA]
Common, pear-shaped anterior nasal opening in cranium.
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Four to six equidistant parallel lines (C, D, E, F, G, H) were drawn perpendicular to Line B on its section from the inferior tip of the nasal bone to the base of apertura piriformis.
The distance from the rim of apertura piriformis to Line B on Line C (inner section) was measured.