Jacobson's organ
noun Etymology: Ludvig L. Jacobson died 1843 Danish anatomist Date: 1885 vomeronasal organ

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  • Jacobson's organ — n vomeronasal organ …   Medical dictionary

  • Jacobson's organ — [jā′kəb sənz] n. either of a pair of olfactory sense organs in the roof of the mouth of many vertebrates, esp. snakes and lizards …   English World dictionary

  • Jacobson's organ — /jay keuhb seuhnz/, Anat., Zool. either of a pair of blind, tubular, olfactory sacs in the roof of the mouth, vestigial in humans but well developed in many animals, esp. reptiles. [1870 75; named after L. L. Jacobson (d. 1843), Danish anatomist] …   Universalium

  • Jacobson's organ — noun Zoology a scent organ situated in the mouth of snakes, lizards, and some other vertebrates. Origin C19: named after the Dutch anatomist Ludwig L. Jacobson …   English new terms dictionary

  • Jacobson's organ — Ja′cob•son s or′gan [[t]ˈdʒeɪ kəb sənz[/t]] n. anat. zool. either of a pair of olfactory pockets in the roof of the mouth, absent in primates but well developed in many vertebrates, esp. reptiles • Etymology: 1870–75; after L. L. Jacobson… …   From formal English to slang

  • Jacobson's organ — noun The vomeronasal organ, an auxiliary olfactory sense organ found in many animals …   Wiktionary

  • jacobson's organ — noun Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: after L.L.Jacobson : a slender horizontal canal in the nasal mucosa that ends in a blind pouch, has an olfactory function, and is rudimentary in adult man but highly developed in most reptiles …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacobson's cartilage — Ja·cob·son s cartilage jā kəb sənz n VOMERONASAL CARTILAGE Jacobson Ludwig Levin (1783 1843) Danish anatomist. Jacobson was a specialist in comparative anatomy. He discovered the vomeronasal organ and the vomeronasal cartilage in 1809. He… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ja|cob|son's organ — «JAY kuhb suhnz», either one of the cavities in the roof of the mouth of most vertebrates, which contain branches of the olfactory nerve, undeveloped in man, but highly developed in most reptiles. ╂[< L. L. Jacobson, 1783 1843, a Danish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacobson — is a surname, and may also refer to:* Jacobson, Minnesota, USA * Jacobson v. United States , American legal case * Jacobson stores, American franchise * Vomeronasal organ, an auxiliary olfactory sense organ also called Jacobson s organ See also * …   Wikipedia

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