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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Olfactory  \Ol*fac"to*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Olfactories}. 
  An  olfactory  organ;  also  the  sense  of  smell;  --  usually  in 
  the  plural. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Olfactory  \Ol*fac"to*ry\,  a.  [L.  olfactus  p.  p.  of  olfacere  to 
  smell;  olere  to  have  a  smell  +  facere  to  make  See  {Odor}, 
  and  {Fact}.]  (Physiol.) 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  connected  with  the  sense  of  smell;  as 
  the  olfactory  nerves;  the  olfactory  cells. 
  {Olfactory  organ}  (Anat.),  an  organ  for  smelling.  In 
  vertebrates  the  olfactory  organs  are  more  or  less 
  complicated  sacs,  situated  in  the  front  part  of  the  head 
  and  lined  with  epithelium  innervated  by  the  olfactory  (or 
  first  cranial)  nerves,  and  sensitive  to  odoriferous 
  particles  conveyed  to  it  in  the  air  or  in  water. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  olfaction  [syn:  {olfactive}] 

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