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olfaction

[ ol-fak-shuhn, ohl- ]
/ ɒlˈfæk ʃən, oʊl- /
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noun
the act of smelling.
the sense of smell.
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Origin of olfaction

1840–50; <Latin olfact(us) past participle of olfacere to smell (see olfactory) + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for olfaction

olfaction
/ (ɒlˈfækʃən) /

noun
the sense of smell
the act or function of smelling
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Medical definitions for olfaction

olfaction
[ ŏl-făkshən, ōl- ]

n.
The sense of smell.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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