levator labii superioris alaeque nasi


levator labii superioris alae·​que na·​si -ā-ˈlē-kwē-ˈnā-ˌzī How to pronounce levator labii superioris alaeque nasi (audio)
: 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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“Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/levator%20labii%20superioris%20alaeque%20nasi. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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