osphradium definition

  • noun:
    • The olfactory organ in a few molluscs, linked with the respiration organ. Its primary purpose should test incoming water for silt alongside feasible food particles.
    • The olfactory organ of some Mollusca. It's related to the organ of respiration.
    • The so-called olfactory organ of mollusks; a patch or region of specifically altered epithelium associated with body-wall in the foot of the ctenidium, given an unique nerve, likely to smell, flavor, or perhaps test water that the pet breathes, thus working as a unique sense-organ.
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