scent gland

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scent gland

n.
A specialized apocrine gland found in many mammals that produces a strong-smelling substance.
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Peterson and Wolfgang Georgsdorf, the inventor of a scent organ capable of helping depressed people.
The tongue has taste buds which can detect sour, bitter sweet and salt, but the delicate flavourings that make up the sophisticated palate are provided by the scent organs high up in the nose.