Definition of Nasal bone

1. Noun. An elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose.

Exact synonyms: Nasal, Os Nasale
Terms within: Rhinion
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Bridge
Derivative terms: Nasal

Definition of Nasal bone

1. Noun. (anatomy) Either of two small oblong bones which form, by their junction, "the bridge" of the nose. ¹

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Medical Definition of Nasal bone

1. Either of two small elongated rectangular bones that together form the bridge of the nose. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nasal Bone

nary a
nasal arch
nasal atrium
nasal bone (current term)
nasal border of frontal bone
nasal calculus
nasal canthus
nasal capsule
nasal catarrh
nasal cavities
nasal cavity
nasal concha
nasal conchae
nasal congestion
nasal consonant
nasal crest
nasal cycle
nasal cycles

Literary usage of Nasal bone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"48,—Left nasal bone. Development.—By one centre for each bone, which appears about the eighth week. Articulations.—With four bones : two of the cranium, ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"THE nasal bone. The nasal bones form the bridge of the nose. They are thick and narrow above, but gradually become wider and thinner below. ..."

3. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"By its cranial border it articulates with the nasal bone dorsally and with the ... Its dorsal border is rough for articulation witli the nasal bone dorsad, ..."

4. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"The nasal bone was then cut through with bone-fore«*- close to the septum, ... nasal procès! of tK superior maxillary and the nasal bone were then prized up ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1862)
"... be possible to replace the upper jaw after the operation, just as he had succeeded in doing before with the nasal bone and the nasal process of the jaw. ..."

6. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1902)
"Skull of ancient Egyptian, showing the unusually long nasal bone on the left side. Notice particularly the line of foramina, which seem to denote the ..."

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