Definition of Osphradium. Meaning of Osphradium. Synonyms of Osphradium

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Definition of Osphradium

Osphradium
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 Osphradium 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...
- lies to one side of the median plane.; The ctenidium (gill-combs), the osphradium (olfactory organs), the hypobranchial gland (or pallial mucous gland)...
- encloses a water space. This space contains the mollusc's gills, ****, osphradium, nephridiopores, and gonopores. The mantle cavity functions as a respiratory...
- of evolution. This means, among other things, that the limpet's left osphradium and oshradial ganglion (an organ believed used to sense the time to produce...
- tongue, used as a rasping tool. unpaired osphradium (olfactory organ). lateral ciliated zones of osphradium a single left hypobranchial gland (on organ...
- gastropod. Another possible advantage for aquatic species is that moving the osphradium (olfactory sense organs) to an anterior position means they are sampling...
- ganglion; g. ctenidium; l. auricle; m. mouth; n. nephridial opening; o. osphradium; pa. parietal ganglion; pe. pedal ganglion; pl. pleural ganglion; v. ventricle...
- gastropods have lost the ctenidium (comb-like respiratory apparatus) and osphradium, and the pallial cavity has been modified as a lung. According to the...
- foot with sometimes a posterior mucous gland. Their olfactory organ, the osphradium is enlarged. In some species there are oesophageal pouches present. Their...
- especially the piscivorous ones, is powerful enough to kill a human being. The osphradium (a chemoreceptory organ) is more highly specialized than the same organ...
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