Olfactory Definition

ŏl-făktə-rē, -trē, ōl-
olfactories
adjective
Of the sense of smell.
Webster's New World
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noun
olfactories

(chiefly in the plural) The sense of smell.

Wiktionary
An organ of smell.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Olfactory

Noun

Singular:
olfactory
Plural:
olfactories

Origin of Olfactory

  • Latin olfactōrius used to sniff at from olfactus past participle of olfacere to smell olēre to smell facere to do fact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin olfactorius, from olfactus, present participle of olfaciō (“I sniff"), from oleō + faciō.

    From Wiktionary

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