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organoleptic

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adjective or·gan·o·lep·tic \ˌȯr-gə-nō-ˈlep-tik, ȯr-ˌga-nə-\

Definition of organoleptic

  1. 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. 2 :  involving use of the sense organs <organoleptic evaluation of foods>

or·gan·o·lep·ti·cal·ly play \-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


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organoleptic

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adjective or·gan·o·lep·tic \ˌȯr-gə-nō-ˈlep-tik, ȯr-ˌgan-ə-\

Medical Definition of organoleptic

  1. 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. 2:  involving use of the sense organs <organoleptic evaluation of foods>

  3. or·gan·o·lep·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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