SYN: olfactory. [G. osme, smell]

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os·mat·ic (oz-matґik) [Gr. osmasthai to smell] 1. olfactory. 2. having a sense of smell; applied to a category of animals subdivided further into macrosmatic and microsmatic. Cf. anosmatic.

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  • osmatic — /oz mat ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the sense of smell. 2. of or pertaining to animals having a keenly developed sense of smell. [1885 90; < F osmatique, equiv. to Gk osm(é) smell + F atique (see ATE1, IC)] * * * …   Universalium

  • osmatic — os·matic …   English syllables

  • osmatic —   a. relying on smell for orientation.    ♦ osmesis, n. act of smelling.    ♦ osmics, n. study of sense of smell.    ♦ osmidrosis, n. secretion of strong smelling perspiration …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • osmatic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • macro-osmatic — var of MACROSMATIC …   Medical dictionary

  • macro-osmatic — adjective see macrosmatic …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrosmatic — |maˌkr+ adjective also macro osmatic |ma(ˌ)krō+ Etymology: macr + osmatic : having the sense or organs of smell highly developed dogs are macrosmatic animals …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrosmatic — Denoting an abnormally keen olfactory sense. [macro + G. osme, smell] * * * mac·ros·mat·ic .mak .räz mat ik also mac·ro os·mat·ic .mak rō .äz adj having the sense or organs of smell highly developed <dogs are macrosmatic animals> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • microsmatic — Having a weakly developed sense of smell. [micro + G. osme, sense of smell] * * * mi·cros·mat·ic .mī .kräz mat ik adj having the sense of smell feebly developed * * * mi·cros·mat·ic (mi″kros matґik) [micro + osmatic] having the sense of… …   Medical dictionary

  • olfactory — Relating to the sense of smell. SYN: osmatic, osphretic. [see olfaction] * * * ol·fac·to·ry äl fak t(ə )rē, ōl adj of, relating to, or connected with the sense of smell * * * ol·fac·to·ry (ol fakґtə re) [L. olfacere to smell] pertaining to… …   Medical dictionary

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