organoleptic


or·gan·o·lep·tic

adjective \ˌr-gə-nō-ˈlep-tik, r-ˌga-nə-\

Definition of ORGANOLEPTIC

1
:  being, affecting, or relating to qualities (as taste, color, odor, and feel) of a substance (as a food or drug) that stimulate the sense organs <organoleptic research>
2
:  involving use of the sense organs <organoleptic evaluation of foods>
or·gan·o·lep·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ORGANOLEPTIC

French organoleptique, from organ- + Greek lēptikos disposed to take, from lambanein to take — more at latch
First Known Use: 1852

or·gan·o·lep·tic

adjective \ˌr-gə-nō-ˈlep-tik, r-ˌgan-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORGANOLEPTIC

1
: being, affecting, or relating to qualities (as taste, color, odor, and feel) of a substance (as a food or drug) that stimulate the sense organs
2
: involving use of the sense organs <organoleptic evaluation of foods>
or·gan·o·lep·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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