nasal capsule


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na·sal cap·sule

the cartilage around the developing nasal cavity of the embryo.

na·sal cap·sule

(nā'zăl kap'sŭl)
The cartilage around the developing nasal cavity of the embryo.

nasal capsule

The cartilaginous capsule that develops in the embryonic skull to enclose the nasal cavity.
See also: capsule

na·sal cap·sule

(nā'zăl kap'sŭl)
Cartilage around developing nasal cavity of embryo.
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The fenestra lateralis is present in paranasal cartilage of the nasal capsule, and the anterior process of the planum supraseptale is shorter and thicker.
The sensory capsules--that is, the elements of neural crest tissue that surround the sense organs--are arrayed from anterior to posterior along the tripartite brain in this order: nasal capsule, optic capsule, and otic capsule.
In dorsal view a rostral appendix separated from the neurocranium can be observed, anterior to the nasal capsules where pectoral fins meet.