nasal crest

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nasal crest

[′nā·zəl ¦krest]
(anatomy)
The linear prominence on the medial border of the palatal process of the maxilla.
The linear prominence on the medial border of the palatine bone.
The linear prominence on the internal border of the nasal bone and forming part of the nasal septum.
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It was almost always accompanied with a right-hand or bilateral crest of bony section of nasal septum in the area of crista nasalis.
The channel opens on the top (nasal) surface of a hard palate with two apertures, each of which settles down on the sides of crista nasalis.
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