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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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VOMER A Abdominal rupture B Twisted nerve C Bone in the skull who am I?
Luego el unguis articulado con los huesos propios de la nariz, maxilar superior, vomer, cornete inferior, temporales y mandibula.
The anterior hard palate was closed with combination of lateral mucosa advancement flap and a vomer flap from the anterior septum as described by Von Lagenbeck.
Skeletal growth analysis five years after completion of primary treatment of children with a sailing palate vomer Malformation, Giesen, Germany: University of Giesen Thesis 1994.
These openings were bound ventrally by hard palate and dorsally by the fold of mucosa which extended from ventral surface of vomer bone.
On the other hand, the vomer is a paired bony element in Mabuya embryos, but in postembrionary stage a distinctive bony element is formed by fusion, this is a characteristic of adult stages of Mabuya sp.
In 1904, Erdheim postulated that craniopharyngiomas developed from squamous remnants of the obliterated craniopharyngeal duct, suggesting that these tumors may arise at any point along the tract of migration of Rathke's pouch from the vomer, the roof of the nasopharynx, or through the midline sphenoid bone beneath the floor of the sella turcica.
1983; Nakamura and Parin, 1993): body fairly elongate and strongly compressed; lower jaw beyond tip of upper jaw; vomer edentate; gill rakers degenerated; a single fairly straight lateral line, from above upper angle of opercula, gradually sloping posteriorly and running straight from mid first dorsal fin to caudal fin base.
The absence of palatal contact of the vomer with the pterygoids and the presence of a ventral ridge on the opisthotic, being developed an enclosed middle ear region, are not shared with the clade Plesiochelyidae.
This will call for caution in excising the Vomer and septum to avoid palatal perforation.
Synaphobranchus oregoni has large teeth on the anterior end of the vomer that are nearly the same length as the premaxillary teeth (Sulak and Shcherbachev 1997:1171, fig.