Jacobson's organ


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Jacobson's organ

(jā′kəb-sənz, -kəp-)
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"When your cat gets a whiff of something really fascinating, he opens his mouth and inhales so that the scent molecules flow over the Jacobson's organ. This intensifies the odor and provides more information about the object he's sniffing.
Besides their noses, they can smell with something called the "Jacobson's organ", located in the upper surface of their mouths.
A cat also has a special organ in the roof of its mouth, called Jacobson's organ, used for both tasting and smelling.