Pyriform aperture

The pyriform or nasal aperture, is the pear-shaped bony inlet of the nose formed by the nasal and maxillary bones. The maxillary spines mark the inferior margin of the pyriform aperture.

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Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 21316
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • nasal aperture

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