lateral nasal prominence

lat·er·al nasal prominence

an ectodermally covered mesenchymal swelling separating the embryonic olfactory pit from the developing eye; the ala of the nose develops from it.
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Embryonic cartilaginous fusion and growth occur with two facial prominences, the median nasal and lateral nasal prominences. The median nasal prominence gives rise to midline structures, including the vomer and nasal septum, the medial and inferior portions of the nostril, the philtrum, and the primary palate
The frontonasal prominence forms the forehead, bridge of the nose, medial and lateral nasal prominences. The maxillary prominence forms the cheeks and lateral portion of upper lip.
The frontonasal prominence forms the forehead, bridge of the nose, medial, and lateral nasal prominences. The maxillary prominence forms the cheeks and lateral portion of upper lip.

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