Definition of vomer in English:


Syllabification: vo·mer
Pronunciation: /ˈvōmər


  • The small thin bone separating the left and right nasal cavities in humans and most other vertebrates.
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    • The maxilla fuses with the vomer bone and the nasal septum.
    • Anteriorly, the ventral surface of the vomer is narrow and ventrally convex.
    • These paleognath birds are characterized by large, fenestrated maxillo-palatines that do not articulate with the vomer, and short palatines that do articulate with the vomer.


early 18th century: from Latin, literally 'plowshare' (because of the shape).

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