olfactory[äl fak′tə rē, ōl-]
This child is making use of her olfactory nerves.
- The definition of olfactory is related to the sense of smell.
Nerves that help your sense of smell are examples of olfactory nerves.
Origin of olfactoryLatin olfactōrius, used to sniff at, from olfactus, past participle of olfacere, to smell : olēre, to smell + facere, to do; see fact.
- Concerning the sense of smell.
Latin olfactorius, from olfactus, present participle of olfaciÅ (“I sniff"), from oleÅ + faciÅ.