Facial Features, Continued
The nose is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. The upper ridge of the
nose is bony. The lower half of the nose consists of five pieces of flexible
cartilage responsive to the actions of the facial muscles. The cartilage that
forms the hook of the nose is between, and extends slightly below, the
nostrils. Nostril cavities are generally triangular shaped and slant outward
toward the back of the nose.
Figure 3-50 shows several drawings of different noses.
Figure 3-50.Several drawings of noses.
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