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vomer

[ voh-mer ]
/ ˈvoʊ mər /
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noun Anatomy.
a bone of the skull in most vertebrates, in humans forming a large part of the septum between the right and left cavities of the nose.
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Origin of vomer

First recorded in 1695–1705, vomer is from the Latin word vōmer plowshare

OTHER WORDS FROM vomer

vo·mer·ine [voh-muh-rahyn, -mer-in, vom-uh-rahyn, -er-in], /ˈvoʊ məˌraɪn, -mər ɪn, ˈvɒm əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vomer

vomer
/ (ˈvəʊmə) /

noun
the thin flat bone forming part of the separation between the nasal passages in mammals

Derived forms of vomer

vomerine (ˈvəʊməˌraɪn, -rɪn, ˈvɒm-), adjective

Word Origin for vomer

C18: from Latin: ploughshare
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