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accessory digestive o's (accessory o's of digestive system) organs and structures not part of the alimentary canal that aid in digestion; they include the teeth, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
organ of Corti the organ lying against the basilar membrane in the cochlear duct, containing special sensory receptors for hearing, and consisting of neuroepithelial hair cells and several types of supporting cells.
effector organ a muscle or gland that contracts or secretes, respectively, in direct response to nerve impulses.
enamel organ a process of epithelium forming a cap over a dental papilla and developing into the enamel.
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spiral organ organ of Corti.
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vestigial organ an undeveloped organ that, in the embryo or in some remote ancestor, was well developed and functional.
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(ōr'găn), [TA]
Any part of the body exercising a specific function (for example, respiration, secretion, or digestion).
Synonym(s): organum [TA], organon
[L. organum, fr. G. organon, a tool, instrument]
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(ōr'găn) [TA]
A differentiated structure or part of a system of the body; composed of tissues and cells; exercises a specific function (e.g., respiration, secretion, digestion).
Synonym(s): organum [TA] , organon.
[L. organum, fr. G. organon, a tool, instrument]
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(ōr'găn) [TA]
A differentiated structure or part of a system of the body; composed of tissues and cells.
Synonym(s): organum [TA] , organon.
[L. organum, fr. G. organon, a tool, instrument]
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Professor Garver confronts this question in a fascinating chapter entitled "Confronting the Sophist." Professor Garver claims Aristotelian rhetoric, with its emphasis on reason and the development of ethos through reasoned argument, is ethically superior to sophistic rhetoric, which aims only to persuade and is indifferent to how persuasion is accomplished in a particular case.
(29) For further discussion of this issue, and in particular chapter 1's relation to the rest of the work, see Kennedy, On Rhetoric, 27-8; Robert Wardy, "Mighty is the Truth and It Shall Prevail?" in Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric, 56-87 at 62-3, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, "Is There an Ethical Dimension to Aristotelian Rhetoric?" in Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric, 116-41 at 131, and Glenn W.
(52) Engberg-Pedersen ("Is There an Ethical Dimension to Aristotelian Rhetoric?" 124-7) suggests that Aristotle thought that the institutional context of rhetoric (in Athens) skewed rhetorical deliberation toward factual, ethical, or political truth.
"Aristotelian Rhetoric, Dialectic, and The Traditions of [Greek Text Omitted]." Rhetorica 8 (1990): 5-27.
He further maintains that the principal tools of communication employed by such performances were epideictic modes of Aristotelian rhetoric whose "criterion .
The following conclusions emerge: the "Jaegerian revolution" proposing an evolutionary model for explaining the Metaphysics provoked not a dramatic, but a gradual increase in studies of this work; interest in the Metaphysics has been less than that in Aristotle's politics, educs, logic, poetics, and theory of science, but greater than that in his psychology and physics; although the number of studies on the Metaphysics has increased in absolute terms, it has diminished proportionally, being surpassed today by studies in Aristotelian rhetoric, linguistics, ethics, science, and logic (p.
A spate of recent works illustrates the continuing interest of scholars in Aristotelian rhetoric. The most significant of these is Eugene Garver's Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character.(1) Two other works contain essays that focus on this text of Aristotle: Aristotle's Rhetoric: Philosophical Essays,(2) and Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric.(3) The second of these volumes includes several abbreviated or redressed versions of articles contained in the first.
Prominent among those continuing to study Aristotelian rhetoric and dialectic in Italy is Enrico Berti.