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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

vo·mer

n. vómer, hueso impar que forma parte del tabique medio de las fosas nasales.
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The contributions of the ethmoid bone and the vomer to the total bone surface area were inversely proportional; specimens with the largest ethmoid bones had the smallest vomers, and vice versa.
The snout is round in dorsal and lateral view, and dentigerous processes of the vomers are absent.
Nonaphalagodus trinitiensis is known only from vomers; these possess irregularly arranged rows of teeth (Thurmond, 1974).
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.