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The nasal cavities and the structures surrounding and associated with them in all vertebrates. The nose functions primarily as the organ of smell. Moreover, in most tetrapods, the nose also assumes a respiratory function, forming the anterior end of the air passage through which air is drawn in and in which it is warmed and moistened. See also: Olfaction; Respiratory system
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