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Jacobson's Organ

  • Definition: Also called the vomeronasal organ. A chemosensory organ in the roof of the mouth of many terrestrial vertebrates; the tongue transfers pheromones and food-derived chemicals to this organ.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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