Definition of Olfactometer

1. Noun. A device used to measure the acuity of a person's sense of smell ¹



2. Noun. A device used to measure odour intensity, and concentrations of volatile organic compounds, by means of their smell. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Olfactometer

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Olfactometer

1. A device for estimating the keenness of the sense of smell. Origin: L. Olfactus, smell, + G. Metron, measure (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Olfactometer

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The chief instrument is the olfactometer, the theory of which is that intensity of smell varies directly as extent of odoriferous surface exposed. ..."

2. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"Hollow tubes lined with odorous substance are shown at left, drawn partly over the olfactometer tubes. [From Titchener, after Stoelting. ..."

3. A Text-book of Psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"We may proceed in two ways: we may conduct the odours separately to the two nostrils, by means of the olfactometer; or — if chemical combination does not ..."

4. Experimental Psychology: A Manual of Laboratory Practice by Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"217 is a cut of the old model (wooden stand) double olfactometer. maker's Fluid-Mantle OI- ... A double fluid- mantle olfactometer, made entirely of metal, ..."

5. Elements of Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1922)
"olfactometer The bent tubes at left are inserted in the nostrils. Tubes lined with some odorous substance are drawn over straight part of tubes at right. ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"seconds with the standard olfactometer, and 5 seconds with the ... With the small olfactometer, it was never less than 2, and almost never greater than 4 ..."

7. A Text-book of physiology by Isaac Ott (1913)
"... olfactometer.—Rubber tubing, two inches in length, is fitted inside a glass tube, which prevents any particles of odor leaving its surface. ..."

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