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vo·mer

 (vō′mər)
n.
A thin flat bone forming the inferior and posterior part of the nasal septum and dividing the nostrils in most vertebrates.

[Latin vōmer, plowshare.]

vo′mer·ine′ (-mə-rīn′) adj.

vomer

(ˈvəʊmə)
n
(Anatomy) the thin flat bone forming part of the separation between the nasal passages in mammals
[C18: from Latin: ploughshare]
vomerine adj

vo•mer

(ˈvoʊ mər)

n.
a bone of the skull in most vertebrates, forming part of the nasal septum of mammals.
[1695–1705; < Latin vōmer plowshare]
vo•mer•ine (ˈvoʊ məˌraɪn, -mər ɪn, ˈvɒm əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vomer - thin trapezoidal bone of the skull forming the posterior and inferior parts of the nasal septum
nasal septum - a partition of bone and cartilage between the nasal cavities
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
Translations

vo·mer

n. vómer, hueso impar que forma parte del tabique medio de las fosas nasales.
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9% HL), premaxilla with patches of minute conical teeth near symphysis transitioning into 2 then 3 rows of teeth along posterolateral portion, palatine and vomer covered in small conical teeth; lower jaw extending anteriorly slightly beyond upper jaw, protrusion becoming more distinct with growth, lower jaw length 27.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Skeleton disarticulated original separated skull bone frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, sphenoid, maxilla, mandible, vomer, ethamoid, zygomatic, hyoid bone, nasal concha
VOMER A Abdominal rupture B Twisted nerve C Bone in the skull who am I?
7) in head length; upper jaw with 14-15 sender, slightly incurved teeth on each side, progressively larger towards front of jaw; also inner row of about 10 slender, teeth and pair of large, retrorse canines at front of upper jaw; front of lower jaw with 2-3 rows of incurved teeth nearly as large as those of upper jaw, ending in pair of large recurved, well-spaced canines about one-third back in jaw; remainder of jaw with single row of small incurved teeth; no teeth on vomer or palatines; roof of mouth with prominent papillae; edge of lips smooth; tongue tip truncate to broadly triangular; no distinct mental flap.
I then used a gloved finger to palpate her vomer, a small bone that articulates with the soft palate and sphenoid, which was restricted and which released while Ali sucked on my finger.
According to Professor Lisa DeStefano, this causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, loosening congestion.
Care is taken to raise the flaps down to the maxillary crest and extend them back to the bony-cartilagenous junction of the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid, vomer, and quandrangular cartilage (figure 2).
Lookdown Selene vomer Longspine squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus Jack (genus) Caranx Gulf hagfish Eptatretus springeri Gulf flounder Paralichthys albigutta Gafftopsail catfish Bagre marinus Dog snapper Lutjanus jocu Decapod (order) Decapoda Big roughy Gephyroberyx darwinii Cusk-eel (genus) Lepophidium Cownose ray Rhinoptera bonasus Cottonwick Haemulon melanurum Cottonmouth jack Uraspis secunda Cardinal soldierfish Plectrypops retrospinus Butterfly ray Gymnura sp.
determine if it is a stenosis or atresia, and assess vomer bone width and choanal airspace distance in atresia.
Anatomical abbreviations are:a-a, angular-articular; bo, basioccipital; de, dentary; fr, frontal; fv, facet on maxilla for articulation with vomer; ipr, internal (anterior) process of the maxilla; le, lateral ethmoid; mpr, maxillary (posterior) process of the maxilla; rex, maxilla(e); ha, nasal; nc, nutrient canal; pa, parasphenoid; pd, predentary; pmx, premaxilla(e); pn, prenasal; pop, preopercle; pt, pterygoid; qu, quadrate; sph, sphenotic; tr, triangular region of maxilla; vo, vomer.
Fifteen characters showed too little variation within the family--were too consistent--to be useful: Degree of ossification of the nasal septum, degree of ossification of the nasal conchs, presence or absence of a horizontal flange of the nasal septum (= floor of the nasal capsule), rostral palatines twisted or not, shape of orbital process of quadrate bone, shape of retroarticular process of mandible, completeness of rostral palate, shape of process 7b of mandible, shape of pseudotemporal process of mandible, presence or absence of a free lacrimal bone, degree of fusion of pterygoid-palatine junction, ratio of ulna length: humerus length, ratio of tibiotarsus length: tarsometatarsus length, degree of squamosal inflation, shape and size of the rostral end of the vomer.