Olfactory organ

Definition of Olfactory organ

(Anat.) an organ for smelling. In vertebrates the olfactory organs are more or less complicated sacs, situated in the front part of the head and lined with epithelium innervated by the olfactory (or first cranial) nerves, and sensitive to odoriferous particles conveyed to it in the air or in water.

See also: Olfactory

Related Words

anterior naris, arteria ethmoidalis, beak, bridge, chemoreceptor, conk, ethmoidal artery, face, hawk nose, honker, hooknose, hooter, human face, internasal suture, nasal cavity, neb, nose, nostril, nozzle, proboscis, pug nose, Roman nose, rostrum, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout, sutura internasalis, turbinal, turbinate, turbinate bone, upper respiratory tract
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