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Head and Neck Anatomy: Part I – Bony Structures

Course Number: 591


The vomer is a triangular shaped bone that widens both at the base and the posterior part. It is found in the midline and makes up the inferior portion of the bony nasal septum articulating with the ethmoid bone which composes the superior part of the bony septum. Both bones articulate with the septal cartilage which forms the anterior portion of the nasal septum that gives the human nose its final shape.

Illustration highlighting the vomer bone
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