Definitions for olfactory bulb
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one of two enlargements at the terminus of the olfactory nerve at the base of the brain just above the nasal cavities
The olfactory bulb is a structure of the vertebrate forebrain involved in olfaction, the perception of odors.
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Ovoid body resting on the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone where the olfactory nerve terminates. The olfactory bulb contains several types of nerve cells including the mitral cells, on whose dendrites the olfactory nerve synapses, forming the olfactory glomeruli. The accessory olfactory bulb, which receives the projection from the VOMERONASAL ORGAN via the vomeronasal nerve, is also included here.
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