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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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70%), and the vomers accounted for roughly less than one-third (mean: 25.
The snout is round in dorsal and lateral view, and dentigerous processes of the vomers are absent.
The specimens (CORBIDI 010184-010185, 010200, 010217, 010222-010230, 010248-010249, 010253, 010294-010295) correspond very well with the description: bearing a sub-acuminate snout, small tubercles on the upper eyelid, dentigerous processes of vomers oblique, prominent and small tubercles on heels and outer side of tarsi.
The wide separation of the vomers is a character largely congruent with frontoparietal-prootic fusion but is restricted to the abbotti-martinicensis, Euhyas and Syrhhophus unit.
The vomers are large and widely separated with relatively massive triangular odontophores in E.