EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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 Related forms vo·mer·ine , [ voh-m uh-rahyn, -mer-in, vom- uh-rahyn, -er-in] /ˈvoʊ məˌraɪn, -mər ɪn, ˈvɒm əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn/ adjective
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The numbers of maxillary, premaxillary, and
vomerine teeth are summarized in Table 5.
There are no
vomerine, palatine, or pterygoid teeth, such as are met with in Amphibia and Reptilia.
A strong series of
vomerine teeth extends across the palate.
These specimens differ noticeably from the individual from Chinaj in the number of
vomerine teeth and in coloration.
The patches of
vomerine teeth lie between the posterior margins of the choanae. British Dictionary definitions for vomerine noun the thin flat bone forming part of the separation between the nasal passages in mammals Derived Forms vomerine ( ˈvəʊməˌraɪn, -rɪn, ˈvɒm-), adjective Word Origin for vomer
C18: from Latin: ploughshare
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n. 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. Related forms vo ( ′mer•ine′ -mə-rīn′) adj.
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