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alar cartilage in Medicine

alar cartilage n.

  1. Either of a pair of cartilages that form the tip of the nose; greater alar cartilage.

  2. Any of the cartilaginous plates of the wing of the nose posterior to the greater alar cartilage; lesser alar cartilage.

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