vomer

noun
vo·​mer | \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

Other Words from vomer

vomerine \ˈvō-​mə-​ˌrīn \ adjective

First Known Use of vomer

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vomer

New Latin, from Latin, plowshare

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vomer

noun
vo·​mer | \ˈvō-mər \

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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