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- n. Plural form of vomer.
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Monitor lizards and snakes flick their tongues to pick up such signals, and this behavior is associated with a pair of small openings in a set of skull bones called the vomers.
: He lost out to Jeremy Piven last year (vomers, which is my new girly word for vomit), but I'm calling Harris to be the dark stallion to win it all this year.
Hence the vomers of the dog lie, not in the ceiling of the mouth, but in the floor of this nasal passage.
In the salamander, behind the teeth-bearing vomers comes a similar toothed parasphenoid bone.
In the dog the maxillae and palatines send plates down and in (the palatine plates) to cut off a nasal passage from the rest of the buccal chamber, and carry the posterior nares back to the pharynx, thus cutting the vomers off from the mouth roof.
In some tailed amphibians the vomers and splenials are known to arise by the fusion of small denticles.
(Figure 4) we see a pair of vomers (vo.) bearing teeth, a pair of palatines (pal.), [and a pair of pterygoids (pt.)] (which [palatines and pterygoids, we may note,] unlike those of the rabbit, are - stated to be - membrane bones), and a great median dagger-shaped para-sphenoid
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