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Rhinophore

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhinophore (Zoöl) One of the two tentacle-like organs on the back of the head or neck of a nudibranch or tectibranch mollusk. They are usually retractile, and often transversely furrowed or plicate, and are regarded as olfactory organs. Called also dorsal tentacles. See Illust. under Pygobranchia, and Opisthobranchia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhinophore In Mollusca, one of the hinder pair of tentacles of opisthobranchiate gastropods, supposed to function as olfactory organs; in general, an organ bearing an olfactory sense. Also spelled rhinophor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhinophore rī′nō-fōr an organ bearing an olfactory sense.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Rhino-, + Gr. fe`rein to bear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhis, rhinos, nose, pherein, to bear.

Usage

In literature:

Kirkwood spanned the valley with the Starucca Viaduct, one of the most beautiful bridges ever built in America.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
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