biology question #3518



Donna Creighton, a 57 year old female from Havre de Grace MD asks on June 28, 2006,

Q:

Do noses and ears continue to grow throughout the lifetime?

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the answer

Barry Shell answered on July 21, 2006, A:

Yes, they do. The nose and outer ear are made of cartilage and this kind of cartilage grows throughout life, according to the Merck Manual of Geriatrics.

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