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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
These openings were bound ventrally by hard palate and dorsally by the fold of mucosa which extended from ventral surface of vomer bone.
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.
determine if it is a stenosis or atresia, and assess vomer bone width and choanal airspace distance in atresia.