Vomeronasal cartilage

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Vomeronasal cartilage
Frontal section of nasal cavities of a human embryo 28 mm. long. (Vomeronasal cartilage labeled at bottom left.)
Latin cartilago vomeronasalis
Gray's subject #223 996
Dorlands/Elsevier c_12/12217270

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The vomeronasal cartilage (or Jacobson's cartilage) is a narrow strip of cartilage, low on the medial wall of the nasal cavity. It lies between the cartilaginous nasal septum and the vomer. The cartilage lies below, but is not connected to, the rudimentary vomeronasal organ of Jacobson.

Ludwig Levin Jacobson (1783-1843), a Danish anatomist, named this structure in 1809.

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