Definition of Osphradia. Meaning of Osphradia. Synonyms of Osphradia

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Definition of Osphradia

Osphradia
Osphradium Os*phra"di*um, n.; pl. Osphradia. [NL., fr. Gr. ? strong scent, fr. ? to smell.] (Zo["o]l.) The olfactory organ of some Mollusca. It is connected with the organ of respiration.

Meaning of Osphradia from wikipedia

- The osphradium is an olfactory organ in certain molluscs, linked with the respiration organ. The main function of this organ is thought to be to test incoming...
- but its position now varies from group to group. The ****, a pair of osphradia (chemical sensors) in the incoming "lane", the hindmost pair of gills...
- Willey, Arthur (1897). "The Pre-ocular and Post-ocular Tentacles and Osphradia of Nautilus". Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. 40 (1): 197–201...
- unclear, likely the most recent eyes to evolve. Although chitons lack osphradia, statocysts, and other sensory organs common to other molluscs, they do...
- present, as are statocysts with staticonia. Scaphopods have no eyes, no osphradia, or other distinct sensory organs. However, scaphopods do possess genes...
- chemical signals from their prey from a considerable distance with their osphradia. Many whelks are capable of boring through the s**** of bivalves, and...
- directly into the surrounding water. One theory of the function of the osphradia is to sense the release of such gametes by other nearby patellogastropods...
- has a ctenidium rather than the usual set of cir****pallial gills, lacks osphradia, and does not have even rudimentary eyes. For these reasons, along with...
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