rhinophore

Rhinophore

Rhi"no*phore\, n. [Rhino- + Gr. ??? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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