Part of speech:

Pertaining to the sense of smell.

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Usage examples "olfactory":

  1. In fact, the olfactory cells resemble closely the cell- bodies of neurons, and are thought to be such. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  2. So with the other senses: olfactory ideas tell me I shall find the tactile and visual phenomena called violets, if I look for them; taste tells me that what I am tasting will, if I look at it, have the form of a clove; and hearing warns me of what I shall, or may, see and touch every minute of my life. - "Critiques and Addresses", Thomas Henry Huxley.
  3. The facts are that a tannery is not as pleasant to the olfactory senses as Pinaud's perfumes, but Alfred, unlike Col. - "Watch Yourself Go By", Al. G. Field.