olfactory lobe


: an anterior projection of each cerebral hemisphere that is continuous anteriorly with the olfactory nerve

Examples of olfactory lobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means that the olfactory lobe, as well as other parts of these dogs‘ brains, has shifted position and shape because humans guided their evolution through domestication. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of olfactory lobe was in 1837

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“Olfactory lobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olfactory%20lobe. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

olfactory lobe

: a lobe of the brain that rests on the lower surface of a temporal lobe and projects forward from the anterior lower part of each cerebral hemisphere, that is continuous anteriorly with the olfactory nerve, that consists of an olfactory bulb, an olfactory tract, and an olfactory trigone, and that is well developed in most vertebrates but is reduced to a narrow elongated body in humans
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