olfactometer
noun Date: 1889 an instrument for measuring the sensitivity of the sense of smell especially in regard to intensity, concentration, or quality of an odor

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  • olfactometer — [äl΄fak täm′ət ər] n. [ OLFACTORY + METER] a device for measuring the acuteness of the sense of smell olfactometric [äl΄faktō met′rik] adj. olfactometry n …   English World dictionary

  • Olfactometer — An olfactometer is an instrument typically used to detect and measure ambient odor dilution. Olfactometers are used in conjunction with human subjects in laboratory settings, most often in market research, to quantify and qualify human… …   Wikipedia

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  • olfactometer — /ol fak tom i teuhr, ohl /, n. a device for estimating the keenness of the sense of smell. [1885 90; < L olfact(us) (see OLFACTION) + O + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • olfactometer — noun a) A device used to measure the acuity of a persons sense of smell b) A device used to measure odour intensity, and concentrations of volatile organic compounds, by means of their smell. See Also: ol …   Wiktionary

  • olfactometer — A device for estimating the sensitivity to odorants. [L. olfactus, smell, + G. metron, measure] * * * ol·fac·tom·e·ter .äl .fak täm ət ər, .ōl n an instrument for measuring the sensitivity of the sense of smell in regard to intensity,… …   Medical dictionary

  • olfactometer — instrument measuring intensity of odour of a substance Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • olfactometer — [ˌɒlfak tɒmɪtə] noun an instrument for measuring the intensity of an odour or sensitivity to an odour. Derivatives olfactometry noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • olfactometer — ol·fac·tom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • olfactometer — ol•fac•tom•e•ter [[t]ˌɒl fækˈtɒm ɪ tər, ˌoʊl [/t]] n. med a device for estimating the keenness of the sense of smell • Etymology: 1889 …   From formal English to slang

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