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olfaction

Definitions of olfaction
  1. noun
    the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    synonyms: olfactory modality, sense of smell, smell
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    types:
    nose
    the sense of smell (especially in animals)
    type of:
    modality, sense modality, sensory system
    a particular sense
    exteroception
    sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
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