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Related to olfactory lobe: bulbus olfactorius
A projection of the lower anterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, functioning in the sense of smell.
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.
The olfactory bulb and tract. Synonym: rhinencephalonSee: olfactory nerve for illus
See also: lobe