A flat bone of trapezoidal shape forming the inferior and posterior portion of the nasal septum; it articulates with the sphenoid, ethmoid, two maxillae, and two palatine bones. [L. ploughshare]
- v. cartilagineus SYN: vomeronasal cartilage.

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vo·mer 'vō-mər n 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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a thin plate of bone that forms part of the nasal septum (see nasal cavity). See also skull.

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vo·mer (voґmər) [L. “plowshare”] [TA] the unpaired flat bone that forms the inferior and posterior part of the nasal septum, articulating with the ethmoid and sphenoid bones and both maxillae and palatine bones. vomerine adj

Vomer, in a median section of the anterior portion of the interior of the skull.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • vômer — s. m. [Anatomia] Ossinho chato e delgado que separa posteriormente as fossas nasais. • [Brasil] Plural: vômeres.   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: vómer …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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