olfactorily

olfactory

[ol-fak-tuh-ree, -tree, ohl-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the sense of smell: olfactory organs.
noun, plural olfactories.
2.
Usually, olfactories. an olfactory organ.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin olfactōrius, equivalent to olfac(ere) to smell at, sniff (ol(ēre) to smell (akin to odor) + facere to make, do) + -tōrius -tory1

olfactorily, adverb
nonolfactory, adjective, noun, plural nonolfactories.
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olfactory (ɒlˈfæktərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the sense of smell
 
n , -ries
2.  (usually plural) an organ or nerve concerned with the sense of smell
 
[C17: from Latin olfactus, past participle of olfacere, from olere to smell + facere to make]

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olfactory
1658, from L. olfactorius, from olfactus, pp. of olfacere "to get the smell of, sniff," from olere "give off a smell of" (see odor) + facere "make" (see factitious).
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olfactory ol·fac·to·ry (ŏl-fāk'tə-rē, -trē, ōl-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or contributing to the sense of smell.

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olfactory   (ŏl-fāk'tə-rē, ōl-)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the organs or sense of smell.
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olfactory [(ol-fak-tuh-ree, ohl-fak-tuh-ree)]

A descriptive term for the sense of smell.

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