Jacobson's organ

noun Zoology a scent organ situated in the mouth of snakes, lizards, and some other vertebrates.
Origin
C19: named after the Dutch anatomist Ludwig L. Jacobson.

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  • Jacobson's organ — n vomeronasal organ …   Medical dictionary

  • Jacobson's organ — [jā′kəb sənz] n. either of a pair of olfactory sense organs in the roof of the mouth of many vertebrates, esp. snakes and lizards …   English World dictionary

  • Jacobson's organ — /jay keuhb seuhnz/, Anat., Zool. either of a pair of blind, tubular, olfactory sacs in the roof of the mouth, vestigial in humans but well developed in many animals, esp. reptiles. [1870 75; named after L. L. Jacobson (d. 1843), Danish anatomist] …   Universalium

  • Jacobson's organ — noun Etymology: Ludvig L. Jacobson died 1843 Danish anatomist Date: 1885 vomeronasal organ …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jacobson's organ — noun The vomeronasal organ, an auxiliary olfactory sense organ found in many animals …   Wiktionary

  • Jacobson's organ — Ja′cob•son s or′gan [[t]ˈdʒeɪ kəb sənz[/t]] n. anat. zool. either of a pair of olfactory pockets in the roof of the mouth, absent in primates but well developed in many vertebrates, esp. reptiles • Etymology: 1870–75; after L. L. Jacobson… …   From formal English to slang

  • jacobson's organ — noun Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: after L.L.Jacobson : a slender horizontal canal in the nasal mucosa that ends in a blind pouch, has an olfactory function, and is rudimentary in adult man but highly developed in most reptiles …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacobson — is a surname, and may also refer to:* Jacobson, Minnesota, USA * Jacobson v. United States , American legal case * Jacobson stores, American franchise * Vomeronasal organ, an auxiliary olfactory sense organ also called Jacobson s organ See also * …   Wikipedia

  • JACOBSON, LUDVIG LEVIN — (1783–1843), Danish physician, anatomist, and naturalist. He began his career as an assistant at the Academy of Surgery in Copenhagen and was a lecturer in chemistry at the Veterinary College. He began his studies in comparative anatomy and in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • organ of jacobson — Usage: usually capitalized J : jacobson s organ …   Useful english dictionary

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