vomer

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vo·mer

noun \ˈvō-mər\

Definition of VOMER

:  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
vo·mer·ine \ˈvō-mə-ˌrīn\ adjective

Origin of VOMER

New Latin, from Latin, plowshare
First Known Use: circa 1704

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vo·mer

noun \ˈvō-mər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VOMER

: 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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