vomeronasal organ

noun
vom·​ero·​na·​sal organ | \ˌvä-mə-rō-ˈnā-zəl-, ˌvō-\

Definition of vomeronasal organ 

: 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

First Known Use of vomeronasal organ

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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vomeronasal organ

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Medical Definition of vomeronasal organ 

: 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, organ of Jacobson

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