vomeronasal organ
noun Date: circa 1926 either of a pair of small blind pouches or tubes in many vertebrates that are situated one on either side of the nasal septum or in the buccal cavity and that are reduced to rudimentary pits in adult humans but are developed in reptiles, amphibians, and some mammals as chemoreceptors — called also Jacobson's organ

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vomeronasal organ — n either of a pair of small blind pouches or tubes in many vertebrates that are situated one on either side of the nasal septum or in the buccal cavity and that are reduced to rudimentary pits in adult humans but are developed in reptiles,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vomeronasal organ — Infobox Anatomy Name = Vomeronasal organ Latin = organum vomeronasale GraySubject = 223 GrayPage = 996 Caption = Frontal section of nasal cavities of a human embryo 28 mm. long (Vomeronasal organ of Jacobson labeled at right) Caption2 = Precursor …   Wikipedia

  • vomeronasal organ — organ of Jacobson …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vomeronasal organ — /voʊməroʊneɪzəl ˈɔgən/ (say vohmuhrohnayzuhl awguhn) noun an auxiliary olfactory sense organ found in many animals but regressive in humans; able to detect pheromones and thus important in social behaviour. {vomer + o + UNKNOWN REF… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vomeronasal organ — noun : jacobson s organ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Орган Якобсонов (Organ Of Jacobson), Орган Сошниковоносовой (Vomeronasal Organ) — небольшой закрытый со всех сторон мешочек в стенке полости носа. У человека он никогда не развивается до конца и не выполняет никаких особых функций, однако у низших животных (например, у змей) он является одним из основных органов обоняния.… …   Медицинские термины

  • vomeronasal nerve — n a nerve that exists in the human fetus but disappears before birth, that originates in the olfactory epithelial cells of the vomeronasal organ, and that passes through the submucous tissue of the nasal septum and the cribriform plate of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • organ of Jacobson — n VOMERONASAL ORGAN L. L. Jacobson see JACOBSON S CARTILAGE …   Medical dictionary

  • organ of Jacobson — vomeronasal organ a small blind sac in the wall of the nasal cavity. In humans it never develops properly and has no function, but in lower animals (e.g. snakes) it is one of the major organs of olfaction. [L. L. Jacobson (1783–1843), Danish… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Vomeronasal cartilage — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = cartilago vomeronasalis GraySubject = 223 GrayPage = 996 Caption = Frontal section of nasal cavities of a human embryo 28 mm. long. (Vomeronasal cartilage labeled at bottom left.) Caption2 = System =… …   Wikipedia

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