microsmatic


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microsmatic

(ˌmaɪkrɒzˈmætɪk)
adj
(Biology) (of humans and certain animals) having a poor sense of smell
[from micro- + Greek osmē smell]
References in periodicals archive ?
Indeed, humans and other primates are considered "microsmatic, with a relatively poorly developed olfactory system compared to that of other mammals" (ten Donkelaar 14).
"Microsmatic humans" revisited: The generation and perception of chemical signals.