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 (ŏl′făk-tŏm′ĭ-tər, ōl′-)
An apparatus for measuring the acuity of the sense of smell.

ol·fac′to·met′ric (-tə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
ol′fac·tom′e·try n.
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an instrument used to measure a person's sense of smell
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(ˌɒl fækˈtɒm ɪ tər, ˌoʊl-)

a device for estimating the keenness of the sense of smell.
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The study participants wore nasal masks hooked to an olfactometer -- an instrument used to produce and measure smells -- and were shown a series of images of objects or scenes.
As the study's participants viewed the images, they wore a nasal mask connected to an olfactometer.
Three experiments were done: one using an olfactometer under controlled laboratory conditions; one using an olfactometer under semi-controlled field conditions; and a third using pitfall traps in uncontrolled field conditions.
Each arm of the Y-shaped glass olfactometer, with a continuous air flow of 1.0 L per min, was linked by silicone tubes to 2 glass chambers (42 cm H x 16 cm W) with the tested materials.
[18.] Geier M, Boeckh J (1999) A new Y-tube olfactometer for mosquitoes to measure the attractiveness of host odours.
We used a Y-tube olfactometer that provided simultaneous discrimination between two chemical environments, and quantified ambulatory behaviors that might be associated with the sampling of the airborne chemicals.
Takken, "Effect of human odours and positioning of CO2 release point on trap catches of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto in an olfactometer," Physiological Entomology, vol.
(12.) Bingham PM, Churchill D, Ashikaga T Breast milk odor via olfactometer for tube-fed, premature infants.
It was designed and elaborated an olfactometer with four arms based on Lopez-Avila and Rincon (2006) and Pacheco et al.
In olfactometer bioassays, female Arhopalus tristis (F.) had a strong preference for the volatiles of burnt vs.
Sense of smell was measured using an olfactometer. The first round of testing (OPID-10, Odor Percept IDentification) called for identifying 10 common scents: menthol, clove, leather, strawberry, lilac, pineapple, smoke, soap, grape, or lemon.