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- adj. Pertaining to the region of the vomer and the base of the ethmoid in the skull.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Pertaining to the region of the vomer and the base of the ethmoid in the skull.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the ethmoid and to the vomer, or to the ethmoidal and vomerine regions of the skull: specifically applied to a forward expansion of the trabeculæ cranii of an embryo, which forms the foundation of the future mesethmoid and ethmoturbinal bones. See cut under chondrocranium.
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To understand this it must be borne in mind that three processes are concerned in the formation of the palatethe palatine processes of the two maxillæ, which grow in horizontally and unite in the middle line, and the ethmovomerine process, which grows downward from the base of the skull and frontonasal process to unite with the palatine processes in the middle line.
In some cases where the palatine processes fail to meet in the middle, the ethmovomerine process grows downward between them and thus produces a bilateral cleft.
At an early period the septum of the nose consists of a plate of cartilage, the ethmovomerine cartilage.