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Definition of Vomer

Vomer: A triangular bone in the nasal septum. The bone was so named because it was thought to look like a ploughshare, the part of the plow that cuts the furrow. Vomer is the Latin word for ploughshare.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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