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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.
end organ end-organ.
Golgi tendon organ any of the mechanoreceptors arranged in series with muscle in the tendons of mammalian muscles, being the receptor for stimuli responsible for the lengthening reaction.
sense o's (sensory o's) organs that receive stimuli that give rise to sensations, i.e., organs that translate certain forms of energy into nerve impulses that are perceived as special sensations.
spiral organ organ of Corti.
target organ the organ affected by a particular hormone.
vestigial organ an undeveloped organ that, in the embryo or in some remote ancestor, was well developed and functional.
o's of Zuckerkandl para-aortic bodies.
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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Indeed, were it possible to gather a group of a half-dozen to a dozen scholars who favor measured interpretations of passages of organum purum, requesting that they transcribe independently a specific work, I doubt that any two transcriptions would be identical throughout.
The Mass for Christmas Day with its troped introit (Gaudeamus hodie-Puer natus est nobis), and the gradual (Viderunt omnes, in organum) have been recorded, but, incomprehensibly, the Alleluia Dies sanctificatus (found in Chartres Ms.
The device of `suspended' organum described by Guido d'Arezzo in his Micrologus is used in the communion Vox in Rama, and there are also examples of the primitive Winchester-type organa that, like those of Chartres, require reconstruction.
Recordings by Ensemble Organum, especially recently, in which the Greek singer Lycourgos Angelopoulos or Jerome Casalonga do not participate, are becoming increasingly rare, their contribution imposing a performance style closer to the sounds and embellishments of eastern traditions.
Roesner's remark that "the magnus liber is generally regarded by present-day scholars as consisting of organum duplum and clausulae" (p.
Extending his somewhat problematic assessment he presently states that "the magnus liber organi is a great book of polyphony,' organum here meaning ...
It is possible that early in his career "Perotinus composed in organum purum as well as discantus" (p.
Michel Huglo investigates the Alleluia series of the Winchester tropers as well as the office responsories that were set to organum. After comparing them with series in insular and Continental sources, he concludes that Bury St Edmunds and the New and Old Minster of Winchester had liturgies closely related to those of the Continental abbeys of St Denis and Corbie, respectively, probably since Aethelwold, bishop of Winchester (d 984) had cantors brought from Corbie.
Rankin examines the extent to which the organum theory of the Musica and Scolica enchiriadis and especially Guido's Micrologus prescribe the practice of the 'old' organum found in the Winchester manuscripts, mainly in order to shift the theory-dominated view of practice in modern scholarship to one informed by the music itself.
Arlt begins where Rankin leaves off, with the seven oldest Continental sources of organum from the second half of the 11th century.
In this sense, Organum beat their rivals hands down: they present us not with a concert, but with as convincing a re-creation of a Mass for a dead king as one is likely to find on CD.
On the other hand, Organum have been performing the work for several years on and off (I remember a broadcast of excerpts on French television as long ago as 1989, complete with mourner's cowls), suggesting that some interpretative details have not been quite thought through.