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Ja′cob•son's or′ganˈdʒeɪ kəb sənz(n.)

  1. either of a pair of olfactory pockets in the roof of the mouth, absent in primates but well-developed in many vertebrates, esp. reptiles.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of Jacobson's organ:

1870–75; after L. L. Jacobson (1783–1843), Danish anatomist

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