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olfactory nerve

noun, Anatomy.
either one of the first pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct to the brain the impulses from the mucous membranes of the nose.
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First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
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olfactory nerve

either one of the first pair of cranial nerves, supplying the mucous membrane of the nose
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olfactory nerve in Medicine

olfactory nerve n.
Any of numerous olfactory filaments in the olfactory portion of the nasal mucosa that enter the olfactory bulb, where they terminate in synaptic contact with mitral cells, tufted cells, and granule cells. Also called first cranial nerve.

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olfactory nerve in Science
olfactory nerve  
Either of the first pair of cranial nerves that carries sensory information relating to smell from the nose to the brain.
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