osmophore


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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]
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Club-shaped organs as additional osmophores within the Sauromatum inflorescence: odour analysis, ultrastructural changes and pollination aspects.
This may be explained by the specific relationship between Euglossa and these flowers, which produce perfume through osmophores in the connectives (Sazima et al., 1993; Soares et al., 1989), restricting the number of visitors and, therefore, pollen flow.
The role of scent glands in pollination: on the structure and function of osmophores. Smi thsonian Institute Libraries, Amerindl, Nueva Delhi, India.
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.