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Anatomie générale > Système respiratoire > Nez > Cartilages du nez > Cartilage voméronasal

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Immediately over the incisive canal at the lower edge of the cartilage of the septum lies a depression called the nasopalatine recess. In the septum close to this nasopalatine recess, a minute orifice may be discerned; it leads backward into a blind pouch, the rudimentary vomeronasal organ of Jacobson, which is supported by a strip of cartilage, the vomeronasal cartilage. This organ is well-developed in many of the lower animals, where it apparently plays a part in the sense of smell, since it is supplied by twigs of the olfactory nerve and lined by epithelium similar to that in the olfactory region of the nose.


Cette définition contient du texte provenant d'une édition publique de Gray's Anatomy (20eme édition Américaine de "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body" publiée en 1918 - http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Éponyme

Huschke's; Jacobson's

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