osmophore


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

osmophore

 [oz´mo-fōr]
the group of atoms in a molecule of a compound that is responsible for its odor.

os·mo·phore

(oz'mō-fōr),
The group of atoms in the molecule of a compound that is responsible for the compound's characteristic odor.
[G. osmē, smell, + phonos, bearing]

osmophore

/os·mo·phore/ (oz´mo-fōr) the group of atoms responsible for the odor of a compound.

osmophore

the group of atoms in a molecule of a compound that is responsible for its odor.
References in periodicals archive ?
The presence of osmophores was tested by immersing eight flowers in a solution of 1% neutral red for 10 min.
Club-shaped organs as additional osmophores within the Sauromatum inflorescence: odour analysis, ultrastructural changes and pollination aspects.
Osmophores on the lateral sepals are the source of the long-distance pheromonelike attractant, whereas the insectiform labellum serves as a short-range visual and tactile mimic of the flightless female thynnines.