depressor muscle of septum

n.

A vertical fasciculus from the orbicular muscle of the mouth passing upward along the median line of the upper lip and inserted into the cartilaginous septum of the nose.

Nearby words

  1. depressor,
  2. depressor fiber,
  3. depressor muscle of angle of mouth,
  4. depressor muscle of eyebrow,
  5. depressor muscle of lower lip,
  6. depressor nerve,
  7. depressurize,
  8. depretis,
  9. deprivation,
  10. deprivative


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