adhesive organ


Definition of adhesive organ

: a transient larval organ situated near the mouth in certain ganoids, African teleosts, and dipnoans and serving for attachment to the sea bottom

called also cement organ

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First Known Use of adhesive organ

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Adhesive organ.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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