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olfactory

 [ol-fak´tŏ-re]
pertaining to smell.
olfactory nerve the first cranial nerve; it is purely sensory and is concerned with the sense of smell. The nerve cell bodies are situated in the olfactory area of the mucous membrane of the nose. The nerve fibers lead upward through openings in the ethmoid bone, connect with the cells of the olfactory bulb, and then pass inward to the cerebrum. See Appendix 2-5.
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ol·fac·to·ry

(ol-fak'tŏ-rē),
Relating to the sense of smell.
Synonym(s): osmatic, osphretic
[see olfaction]
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olfactory

(ŏl-făk′tə-rē, -trē, ōl-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or contributing to the sense of smell.
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olfactory

adjective Referring or pertaining to the sense of smell.
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ol·fac·to·ry

(ōl-fak'tŏr-ē)
Relating to the sense of smell.
See: olfaction
Synonym(s): osphretic.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

olfactory

Pertaining to the sense of smell.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

olfactory

pertaining to the sense of smell.
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