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Nasal Bone

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015

The nasal bone is one of two small, oblong bones that vary in size and form in different individuals. They lie side by side between the frontal processes of the maxillary bones and join to form the bridge of the nose. These bones serve as attachments for the cartilaginous tissues that are mostly responsible for the shape of the nose.