posterior naris

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Related to posterior naris: pharyngeal tonsil, Anterior nares, Choanal atresia, conchae, nasal vestibule, Conchæ, Fossa of Rosenmuller, posterior nasal aperture
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Noun1.posterior naris - either one of the two posterior openings at the back of the nasal cavity leading to the nasopharynx
naris - any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
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A 63-year-old woman presented for evaluation of an 8-month history of a bloody nasal discharge from the posterior naris.
Posterior naris rounded to oval, placed above and forward of anterior margin of eye.
Anterior and posterior nares close to eye and to each other, internarial distance 7 to 13 times in snout length; anterior naris in short tube, posterior border of tube not reaching posterior naris when reflected; posterior naris oval, much larger than anterior naris, with long axis of oval running dorsoventrally.

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