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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

olfac′tory bulb`(n.)

  1. the anterior swelling of each olfactory lobe, in which the fibers of the olfactory nerve terminate.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of olfactory bulb:

1865–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. olfactory bulb(noun)

    one of two enlargements at the terminus of the olfactory nerve at the base of the brain just above the nasal cavities

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  1. Olfactory bulb

    The olfactory bulb is a structure of the vertebrate forebrain involved in olfaction, the perception of odors.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Olfactory Bulb

    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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