Columella

The columella is the inferior portion of the nasal septum. It is a single midline structure composed of cartilage and overlying skin, the lateral aspects of which form the medial wall of each nostril.

History and etymology

From the Latin word for little column.

Head and neck anatomy
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Article information

rID: 55121
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • columella nasi

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