• vestigial
  • For the greater part Organs which may be rightly termed Vestigial. (wikipedia.org)
  • His list of supposedly vestigial organs included many of the examples on this page as well as others then mistakenly believed to be purely vestigial, such as the pineal gland, the thymus gland, and the pituitary gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • cells
  • Data suggest that vomeronasal neurons represent the pheromonal transduction sites, whereas scarce information is available on the functional properties of supporting cells. (unimore.it)
  • Supporting cells were distinguished from neurons by their typical morphology and by the lack of immunoreactivity for Ggamma8 and OMP, two specific markers for vomeronasal neurons. (unimore.it)
  • system
  • Its presence in many animals has been widely studied and the importance of the vomeronasal system to the role of reproduction and social behavior (through its influence on the anterior hypothalamus) has been shown in many studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Structure and function of the vomeronasal system: an update. (semanticscholar.org)