Jacobson, Ludwig

Jacobson, Ludwig

(ja'kob-son?)
Danish anatomist, 1783–1843.

Jacobson cartilage

One of two narrow longitudinal cartilages lying along the anterior inferior border of the nasal septum. They are rudimentary in humans.

Jacobson nerve

Tympanic nerve.

Jacobson organ

A blind tubular sac that develops in the medial wall of the nasal cavity, becoming a functional olfactory organ in lower animals, but degenerating or remaining rudimentary in humans. Synonym: vomeronasal organ

Jacobson sulcus

A portion of the middle ear containing branches of the tympanic plexus.