Inferior meatus

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Inferior meatus
Roof, floor, and lateral wall of left nasal cavity. (Inferior meatus labeled at center right.)
Latin meatus nasi inferior
Gray's subject #57 195
Dorlands/Elsevier m_06/12518238

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The inferior meatus, the largest of the three meatuses of the nose, is the space between the inferior concha and the floor of the nasal cavity.

It extends almost the entire length of the lateral wall of the nose, is broader in front than behind, and presents anteriorly the lower orifice of the nasolacrimal canal.

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