Olfactory meaning

ŏl-făktə-rē, -trē, ōl-
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The definition of olfactory is related to the sense of smell.

Nerves that help your sense of smell are examples of olfactory nerves.

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Of, relating to, or contributing to the sense of smell.
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Of the sense of smell.
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An organ of smell.
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Relating to the sense of smell.
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Relating to or involving the organs or sense of smell.
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Concerning the sense of smell.
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An olfactory organ.
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(chiefly in the plural) The sense of smell.
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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