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Outer canthus (of the eye)

Fold of tissue at the outer corner of the eyelids.

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Inner canthus ( of the eye)

Fold of tissue at the inner corner of the eyelids.

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Ala of the nose

Winglike tip on the outer side of each nostril.

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Philtrum

Rectangular area between the two ridges running from under the nose to the midline of the upper lip.

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Tragus ( of the ear)

Cartilaginous projection anterior to the external opening of the ear.

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Nasion

Midpoint between the eyes just below the eyebrows; on the skull, the point where the two nasal bones and frontal bones join.

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Glabella

Smooth surface of the frontal bone; also the anatomic area directly above the root of the nose.

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Root

Commonly called the bridge of the nose

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Septum

Tissue that divides the nasal cavity into two nasal fossae.

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Anterior naris

Nostril

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Mental protuberance

Part of the mandible that forms the chin.

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Angle of the mandible

Lower posterior of the ramus.

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Zygomatic arch

Prominence of the cheek.