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ol·fac·to·ry

 (ŏl-făk′tə-rē, -trē, ōl-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or contributing to the sense of smell.

[Latin olfactōrius, used to sniff at, from olfactus, past participle of olfacere, to smell : olēre, to smell + facere, to do; see fact.]

olfactory

(ɒlˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
(Physiology) of or relating to the sense of smell
n, pl -ries
(Anatomy) (usually plural) an organ or nerve concerned with the sense of smell
[C17: from Latin olfactus, past participle of olfacere, from olere to smell + facere to make]

ol•fac•to•ry

(ɒlˈfæk tə ri, -tri, oʊl-)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
n.
2. Usu., olfactories. an olfactory organ.
[1650–60; < Latin olfactōrius=olfac(ere) to smell at, sniff (ol(ēre) to smell (akin to odor) + facere to make, do)]

ol·fac·to·ry

(ŏl-făk′tə-rē, ōl-făk′tə-rē)
Relating to the sense of smell or the organs of smell.

olfactory

Relating to smell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.olfactory - of or relating to olfaction
Translations
čichový
olfaktorisch
haju
szagló-szaglószervi
olfactorisch

olfactory

[ɒlˈfæktərɪ] ADJolfativo, olfatorio

olfactory

[ɒlˈfæktəri] adj [sense, nerve, system] → olfactif/ive

olfactory

adjGeruchs-, olfaktorisch (spec)

ol·fac·to·ry

a. olfatorio-a, rel. al sentido del olfato.
___ nervenervio olfatorio

olfactory

adj olfativo
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She stood by a window, holding a book in close contiguity to her nose, as if with the hope of gaining an olfactory acquaintance with its contents, since her imperfect vision made it not very easy to read them.
Monsieur Defarge's olfactory sense was by no means delicate, but the stock of wine smelt much stronger than it ever tasted, and so did the stock of rum and brandy and aniseed.
A thick smoke rose, diffusing a potent odor savoring marvelously of brimstone and asafetida, which, however grateful it might be to the olfactory nerves of spirits, nearly strangled poor Wolfert, and produced a fit of coughing and wheezing that made the whole grove resound.
They felt our skin, much in the same way that a silk mercer would handle a remarkably fine piece of satin; and some of them went so far in their investigation as to apply the olfactory organ.
As he passed the Rue de la Huchette, the odor of those admirable spits, which were incessantly turning, tickled his olfactory apparatus, and he bestowed a loving glance toward the Cyclopean roast, which one day drew from the Franciscan friar, Calatagirone, this pathetic exclamation:
There are those who believe that the lower orders are specially endowed by nature with better olfactory nerves than man, but it is merely a matter of development.
We may note the garlic and whisky on the breath of a fellow strap hanger, or the cheap perfume emanating from the person of the wondrous lady sitting in front of us, and deplore the fact of our sensitive noses; but, as a matter of fact, we cannot smell at all, our olfactory organs are practically atrophied, by comparison with the development of the sense among the beasts of the wild.
The evidence in favour of and against the acut smelling powers of carrion-vultures is singularly balanced Professor Owen has demonstrated that the olfactory nerve of the turkey-buzzard (Cathartes aura) are highly developed, and on the evening when Mr.
It is clear that a sufficiently ingenious person could manufacture a machine moved by olfactory stimuli which, whenever a dog appeared in its neighbourhood, would say, "There is a dog," and when a cat appeared would throw stones at it.
Contract notice: Establishing a sound diffusion device and / or olfactory post offices.
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