levator labii superioris alaeque nasi

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levator labii superioris alae·​que na·​si | \ -ā-ˈlē-kwē-ˈnā-ˌzī How to pronounce levator labii superioris alaeque nasi (audio) \

Medical Definition of levator labii superioris alaeque nasi

: a muscle that arises from the nasal process of the maxilla, that passes downward and laterally, that divides into a part inserting into the alar cartilage and one inserting into the upper lip, and that dilates the nostril and raises the upper lip

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