adhesive organ

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adhesive organ was in 1806

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“Adhesive organ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adhesive%20organ. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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