olfaction

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noun ol·fac·tion \äl-ˈfak-shən, ōl-\

Definition of olfaction

  1. 1 :  the sense of smell

  2. 2 :  the act or process of smelling

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First Known Use of olfaction

circa 1833


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olfaction

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noun ol·fac·tion \äl-ˈfak-shən, ōl-\

Medical Definition of olfaction

  1. 1:  the sense of smell

  2. 2:  the act or process of smelling


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