olfactometer

noun
ol·fac·tom·e·ter | \ˌäl-ˌfak-ˈtä-mə-tər, ˌōl-\

Definition of olfactometer 

: an instrument for measuring the sensitivity of the sense of smell especially in regard to intensity, concentration, or quality of an odor

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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olfactometer

noun
ol·fac·tom·e·ter | \ˌäl-ˌfak-ˈtäm-ət-ər, ˌōl- \

Medical Definition of olfactometer 

: an instrument for measuring the sensitivity of the sense of smell in regard to intensity, concentration, or quality of an odor

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