Ala of vomer - Ala vomeris

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Description

The superior border of vomer, the thickest, presents a deep furrow, bounded on either side by a horizontal projecting ala of bone; the furrow receives the rostrum of the sphenoid, while the margins of the alæ articulate with the vaginal processes of the medial pterygoid plates of the sphenoid behind, and with the sphenoidal processes of the palatine bones in front.


Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Vomer > Ala of vomer

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