Entosomatic Organ

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Entosomatic Organ

 

a term introduced into animal morphology by the Soviet zoologist A. N. Severtsov to designate an organ whose functions are directly linked with the organism’s internal environment and only indirectly with the external environment. Entosomatic organs include the heart and the major blood vessels extending from the heart. (SeeEXOSOMATIC ORGAN.)

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