The vomer is a single bone which is one of the facial bones of the head. It is a small flat bone that is approximately triangular in shape. It is difficult to illustrate clearly in diagrams due to its small size.
The vomer is a thin roughly triangular plate of bone on the floor of the nasal cavity and part of the nasal septum. It is therefore in the centre of the front of the face.
The vomer separates the nasal cavities into left and right sides.
See notes about, and labelled diagrams of, all human cranial and facial bones on one page.
More about Bones and the Skeletal System:
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.