Definitions for olfactoryɒlˈfæk tə ri, -tri, oʊl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ol•fac•to•ryɒlˈfæk tə ri, -tri, oʊl-(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. (adj.)of or pertaining to the sense of smell.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. (n.)Usu., olfactories. an olfactory organ.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. Category: Anatomy

    Ref: olfactory nerve.

Origin of olfactory:

1650–60; < L olfactōrius=olfac(ere) to smell at, sniff (ol(ēre) to smell (akin to odor ) +facere to make, do)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. olfactory, olfactive(adj)

    of or relating to olfaction


  1. olfactory(Adjective)

    Concerning the sense of smell.

  2. Origin: olfactorius, from olfactus, present participle of olfacio, from oleo + facio.


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