Definition of Olfaction

1. Noun. The faculty that enables us to distinguish scents.

Exact synonyms: Olfactory Modality, Sense Of Smell, Smell
Generic synonyms: Modality, Sense Modality, Sensory System, Exteroception
Specialized synonyms: Nose
Derivative terms: Smell, Smell



Definition of Olfaction

1. n. The sense by which the impressions made on the olfactory organs by the odorous particles in the atmosphere are perceived.

Definition of Olfaction

1. Noun. the sense of smell; the detection of airborne molecules ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Olfaction

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Olfaction

1. The sense by which the impressions made on the olfactory organs by the odourous particles in the atmosphere are perceived. See: Olfactory. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Olfaction

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1. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"SPECIAL SENSES—TOUCH, olfaction AND ... ism of olfaction—Relations of olfaction to the sense of taste—Reflex act* through the olfactory nemt —Olfactory ..."

2. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"olfaction and gustation.—Lack of definite knowledge about smell functions.—Problems in olfaction.— Function of olfaction in habit formation. ..."

3. Smell, Taste, and Allied Senses in the Vertebrates by George Howard Parker (1922)
"Nerves of olfaction. 2. Passage of Air through the Nasal Cavity. 3. Minimum Stimulus. 4. Physical Condition of Stimulus, Gas or Solution? 5. ..."

4. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1875)
"OLFACTORY NERVES olfaction. Nasal fossae—Schneiderian and olfactory ... THE nerves directly connected with the senses of olfaction, vision, and audition, ..."

5. A Textbook of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1904)
"Subjective hallucinations of altered olfaction have been observed among the in. ... Hyperacute- ness of olfaction may follow the impairment of nerve-force ..."

6. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"SMELL (olfaction) Structure of the Olfactory Receptor. — The receptor for smell is far simpler than either the ear or the eye. ..."

7. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"DISTURBANCE OF olfaction.—This is a lessening of the sense of smell and may be due to acute coryza, inflammation of the eth- moidal cells, ..."

8. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1841)
"... in any manner, of serving the purposes of nutrition, it can only be through the agency of the absorbents. 3. PHYSIOLOGY OF olfaction ..."

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