Vomeronasal cartilage

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 septal nasal cartilage and the vomer. The cartilage lies below, but is not connected to, the rudimentary vomeronasal organ.[1]

Vomeronasal cartilage
Frontal section of nasal cavities of a human embryo 28 mm long. (Vomeronasal cartilage labeled at bottom left.)
Latincartilago vomeronasalis
Anatomical terminology

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


  1. Google books: Jacobson's cartilage: Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, Volume 32 (Griffin, 1898, pp. 710-712) - Retrieved 2018-08-27

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