olfactory bulb

noun

Definition of olfactory bulb

: a bulbous anterior projection of the olfactory lobe that is the place of termination of the olfactory nerves and is especially well developed in lower vertebrates (such as fishes)

Examples of olfactory bulb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the olfactory bulb isn’t involved in cognitive functions, tenOever said, inflammation there can radiate deeper into the brain. Jason Mast, STAT, 13 June 2022 An organ called the olfactory bulb shunts the chemical messages straight to the part of the brain that deals with stored feelings and memories, bypassing the cerebral cortex, the main part of the brain. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2022 When the olfactory bulb tissues were compared, the patients with COVID-19 had fewer nerve fibers in their olfactory bulbs, researchers said in a news release. Julie Washington, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore analyzed tissue from the olfactory bulb in 37 people who died of various causes. Julie Washington, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 The other major source of stem cells in the brain is the ventricular-subventricular zone that make olfactory bulb neurons that participate in the learning and discrimination of smells. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 1 Feb. 2022 The olfactory bulb has connections to regions of the temporal lobe. Jessica Bernard, The Conversation, 24 Sep. 2021 The olfactory bulb has connections to regions of the temporal lobe. Jessica Bernard, The Conversation, 24 Sep. 2021 The olfactory bulb has connections to regions of the temporal lobe. Jessica Bernard, The Conversation, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of olfactory bulb

1851, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Olfactory bulb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olfactory%20bulb. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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olfactory bulb

noun

Medical Definition of olfactory bulb

: a bulbous anterior projection of the olfactory lobe that is the place of termination of the olfactory nerves

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