olfactory

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Olfactory \Ol*fac"to*ry\, noun; pl. {Olfactories}. An olfactory organ; also, the sense of smell; -- usually in the plural.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Olfactory \Ol*fac"to*ry\, adjective [L. olfactus, p. p. of olfacere to smell; olere to have a smell + facere to make. See {Odor}, and {Fact}.] (Physiol.) Of, pertaining to, or connected with, the sense of smell; as, the olfactory nerves; the olfactory cells.

{Olfactory organ} (Anat.), an organ for smelling. In vertebrates the olfactory organs are more or less complicated sacs, situated in the front part of the head and lined with epithelium innervated by the olfactory (or first cranial) nerves, and sensitive to odoriferous particles conveyed to it in the air or in water.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

olfactory

adjective

1: of or relating to olfaction [syn: {olfactory}, {olfactive}]


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