[ voh-mer ]
/ ˈvoʊ mər /

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.

Origin of vomer

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


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 vomerine

/ (ˈvəʊmə) /


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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Medical definitions for vomerine

[ vōmər ]


A thin flat bone of trapezoidal shape that forms the inferior and posterior portion of the nasal septum and articulates with the sphenoid and ethmoid bones, the two maxillae, and the two palatine bones.

Other words from vomer

vomer•ine′ (-mə-rīn′) adj.
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