noun, plural ol·fac·to·ries.
- oleyl alcohol,
- olfactory anesthesia,
- olfactory bulb,
- olfactory epithelium,
- olfactory foramen,
- olfactory gland
Origin of olfactory
Examples from the Web for olfactory
Olfactory art, Burr admits, has been “completely and aggressively and successfully colonized by commercial interests.”
And then there are all the “olfactory landmarks” that live with us day to day, in laundry soaps and baby powder and new cars.
Our olfactory systems have long regarded pungency as not just innocuous but in fact pleasing.
They become transformed at once into visual, instead of into olfactory or gustatory percepts.Illusions|James Sully
The location of the olfactory nerves (in the adult) shows that the morphological midline follows the interorbital septum.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
The organs of distance-receptors are the olfactory, the visual and the auditory.
The olfactory apparatus even in mammals still exhibits a neural architecture of primitive pattern.
I tried to produce a more agreeable atmosphere to my olfactory sense by smoking cigars, but did not succeed.Sleep and Its Derangements|William A. Hammond
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for olfactory
A descriptive term for the sense of smell.