Study of the sense of smell. [olfaction + G. logos, study]

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ol·fac·tol·o·gy (ol″fak-tolґə-je) the science of the sense of smell. Called also osmics, osmology, and osphresiology.

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  • olfactology — study of the sense of smell Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • olfactology — n. study of the sense of smell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • olfactology — ol·fac·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • olfactology — ˌälˌfakˈtäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin olfactus smell (from olfactus, olefactus, past participle of olfacere, olefacere) + English o + logy : the scientific study of smells or of the sense of smell * * * olfactolˈogy noun T …   Useful english dictionary

  • osmics — The science of olfaction. [G. osme, smell] * * * os·mics äz miks n pl but sing in constr a science that deals with the sense of smell: the study of odors * * * os·mics (ozґmiks) [Gr. osmē odor] olfactology …   Medical dictionary

  • osphresiology — SYN: osmology (1). [osphresio + G. logos, study] * * * os·phre·si·ol·o·gy äs .frē zē äl ə jē n, pl gies the study of odors and the sense of smell * * * os·phre·si·ol·o·gy (os″fre ze olґə je) olfactology …   Medical dictionary

  • osmology1 — os·mol·o·gy1 (oz molґə je) [osmo 1 + logy] olfactology …   Medical dictionary

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • olfaction —   n. sense of smell; act or process of smelling.    ♦ olfactible, a. capable of being smelt.    ♦ olfactology, n. study of smells.    ♦ olfactometer, n. instrument measuring keenness of sense of smell, and olfactibility of odours.    ♦ olfactory …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • olfacty — älˈfaktē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin olfactus smell + English y more at olfactology : an arbitrary unit used in olfactometry for measuring the strength of an odorous stimulus …   Useful english dictionary

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