An anatomical cavity that is part of the olfactory apparatus. This includes the space bounded anteriorly by the nares and posteriorly by the choanae, when these structures are present. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • An anatomical cavity that is part of the olfactory apparatus. This includes the space bounded anteriorly by the nares and posteriorly by the choanae, when these structures are present.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Illu01_head_neck.jpg
editor note
  • define the boundaries of this cavity for a variety of species and check that parthood relations are not too strong.
external definition
  • a large air filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face[WP][Wikipedia:Nasal_cavity].
  • Saclike space internal to the nasal capsule lined by respiratory and sensory epithelium and glandular tissue.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • nasal canal
  • cavity of olfactory apparatus
  • olfactory chamber cavity
  • cavity of nose
  • nasal conduit space
  • nasal fossa
has related synonym
  • olfactory pit
  • olfactory cavity
  • cavum nasi
  • nasal pit
  • cavitas nasalis
  • cavitas nasi
  • olfactory chamber
homology notes
  • Despite significant modification to the nasal cavity within Archosauria and its extreme hypertrophy and supraorbital development in Lambeosaurinae, the neural olfactory system and the olfactory region of the nasal cavity proper retain their plesiomorphic positions and associations, suggesting that this system is highly conserved in vertebrate evolution.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001707
taxon notes
  • in humans, the cavity includes and starts at the nares and reaches all the way through to the and includes the choanae, the posterior nasal apertures