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alaeque (Wikipedia)
Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle
Musculuslevatorlabiisuperiorisalaequenasi.png
Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi labeled as the quad. labii sup. closest to nose.)
Details
OriginNasal bone
InsertionNostril and upper lip
NerveBuccal branch of facial nerve
ActionsDilates the nostril; elevates the upper lip and wing of the nose
Identifiers
LatinMusculus levator labii superioris alaequae nasi
TAA04.1.03.032
FMA46802
Anatomical terms of muscle

The levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle is, translated from Latin, the "lifter of both the upper lip and of the wing of the nose". It has the longest name of any muscle in an animal. The muscle is attached to the upper frontal process of the maxilla and inserts into the skin of the lateral part of the nostril and upper lip.

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