olfactory lobe


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olfactory lobe

n.
A projection of the lower anterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, functioning in the sense of smell.

olfactory lobe

Etymology: L, olfactus, sense of smell; Gk, lobos, lobe
a structure involved in the sense of smell in lower animals. Vestiges of the tissue are found in the cerebral hemispheres of humans.

olfactory lobe

The olfactory bulb and tract. Synonym: rhinencephalon
See: olfactory nerve for illus
See also: lobe

olfactory lobe

a projection of the frontal lobe of a cerebral hemisphere that is well-developed in most vertebrates, but reduced in humans, from which arises the olfactory nerve. It is associated with the sense of smell.