vomeronasal organ

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vom·​ero·​na·​sal organ | \ ˌvä-mə-rō-ˈnā-zəl- How to pronounce vomeronasal organ (audio) , 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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