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Supreme meatus

The supreme meatus is an air passage of the lateral nasal cavity located between the supreme nasal concha and lateral nasal wall. The ostium of a posterior ethmoidal air cell may be seen in the supreme meatus.


The plural of meatus is meatus (Latin noun of the fourth declension) or meatuses. Meati is incorrect. 

See also

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 59451
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Supreme nasal meatus
  • Supreme nasal meatuses
  • Supreme meatuses

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