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vomer

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noun vo·mer \ˈvō-mər\

Definition of vomer

  1. :  a bone of the skull of most vertebrates that is situated below the ethmoid region and in the human skull forms part of the nasal septum

vomerine play \ˈvō-mə-ˌrīn\ adjective


Origin of vomer

New Latin, from Latin, plowshare


First Known Use: circa 1704

Rhymes with vomer


Medical Dictionary

vomer

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noun vo·mer \ˈvō-mər\

Medical Definition of vomer

  1. :  a bone of the skull of most vertebrates that is situated below the ethmoid region, that develops from lateral halves which remain separate in some animals, and that in humans forms the posterior and inferior part of the nasal septum comprising a vertical plate pointed in front and expanding at the upper back part into lateral wings



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Learn More about vomer

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "vomer" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "vomer"


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