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The inner rim of the ear. It starts at the superior border of the lobe and continues upward until it ends by becoming the crura. It forms the superior and posterior walls of the concha.


A small eminence obliquely opposite of the tragus. Located on the superior border of the lobe of the ear.


Concave shell of the ear, deepest depression of the ear, located posterior and superior to the external auditory canal or meatus


The superior and anterior bifurcating branches of the antihelix.


The orgin of the helix that is flattened and ends in the concha.


The outer rim of the ear has the general shape of a question mark. It begins superior to the lobe and ends by attaching to the cheek..

Intertragic Notch

A notch or opening between the tragus and the antitragus of the ear.


The inferior fatty 1/3 of the ear; it is the most inferior part of the ear. attaches to the cheek.


The fossa between the inter and outer rims of the ear. It is the shallowest depression of the ear.


An elevation protecting the ear passage (external auditory canal or meatus) . Arises from the posterior margin of the lateral cheek.

Triangular Fossa

The depression between the branches of the curura. The second deepest depression of the ear.

Anterior Nares

External nostril openings.

Bridge of nose

The dome over the nasal cavity. Point of greats projection. The arched portion of the nose supporter by the nasal bones.

Columna Nasi

The fleshy terminationof the nasal septum at the base of the nose located between the nostrils. The most inferior part of the nose.


The anterior protruding ridge of the nose extending from the root to the tip. It includes the bridge.

Nose Lobe

The round anterior projection of the tip of the nose

Nose Anterior View

Nose Lateral view


The apex (top) of the pyramidal mass of the nose, which lies directly inferior to the forehead. The concave dip inferior to the forehead.

Sides of the Nose

Lateral walls of the nose located between the wings of the nose and bridge. They recede laterally from the dorsum.

Wings of the nose

Lateral lobes of the nose. The widest part of the nose bordered by the nasal sulcus and the anterior nares.

Angulus Oris Sulcus

The grove at the end of the line of closure.

Labial Sulci

the vertical furrows of each lip extending from within the mucous membranes into the integumentary lips; acquired facial markings, e.g. furrows of age.

Line of Mouth Closure

The line that forms between the two muscus membranes when the mouth is closed and the lips come into contact with each other. Usually located at the lower border of the upper teeth. Has the shape of the classic hunting bow.

Lower Mucous Membrane

Lower White Lip

Medial Lobe

The tiny prominence on the midline of the superior mucous membrane

Mucous Membrane

The visible red surface of the lips; the lining membrane of the body cavities that open to the exterior.


the vertical groove located medially on the superior integumentary lip; The width form, and depth are different from person to person..

Upper Mucous Membrane

Upper White Lip

Mouth Vertical Lines

Fine vertical lines located on the mucous membrane.

Weather Line

The line of color change at the juncetion of the wet and dry portions of the mucous membrane.

Inferior Palpebral Sulcus

the furrow of the lower attached border of the inferior palpebra; an "acquired" facial marking.

Inferior Palpebrae

lower eyelid., Lower lid is narrower and thinner than the upper lid. It follows the curves of the eyeball and inclines from the line of closure.

Inner Canthus

Small elevation extending medially and obliquely from the medial corner of the superior palpebrae. There are no eyelashes here.

Line of Eye Closure

The line that forms between the two eyelids when they are closed, and which marks their place of contact with each other. Occurs in the lower third of the eye socket as a dripping curve.

Oblique Palpebral Sulcus

The shallow, dark, curving groove inferior to the medial corner of the eyelids, a natural face marking. It moves inferior and laterally.

Optic Facial Sulci

The furrows radiating laterally from the lateral corner of the eye; acquired facial markings

Superior Palpebral Sulcus

The grove or furrow of the superior border of theSuperior palpebrae upper eyelid; an acquired facial marking.


The hair that grows up and outward and is of unequal length. I t is denser near the glabella


Single bony prominence of the frontal bone located between the superciliary arches in the inferior part of the frontal bone above the root of the nose.

Superior Orbital Area

Region between the supercilium and the superior palpebrae. Composed of muscle and fat, it is deepest near the root of the nose.

Superior Palpebrae

The upper lid is wider than the lower lid. The point of greatest projection for the closed eye is just off center medially.

Supraorbital Margin

The superior rim of the eye socket located on the frontal bone.

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