from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The so-called olfactory organ of mollusks; a patch or tract of specially modified epithelium of the body-wall at the base of the ctenidium, supplied with a special nerve, supposed to smell, taste, or otherwise test the water which the animal breathes, thus functioning as a special sense-organ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The olfactory organ of some Mollusca. It is connected with the organ of respiration.
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- noun zoology The
olfactory organin certain molluscs, linked with the respirationorgan. Its main function is to test incoming waterfor siltand other possible food particles.
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