olfactory brain

olfactory brain
rhinencephalon (def. 1).

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  • olfactory brain — noun a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior • Syn: ↑rhinencephalon • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑nerve center, ↑nerve centre • Part Meronym …   Useful english dictionary

  • olfactory bulb — noun one of two enlargements at the terminus of the olfactory nerve at the base of the brain just above the nasal cavities • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑rhinencephalon, ↑olfactory brain * * * noun : a bulbous anterior… …   Useful english dictionary

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