olfactory lobe
noun Date: circa 1860 an anterior projection of each cerebral hemisphere that is continuous anteriorly with the olfactory nerve

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • olfactory lobe — n a lobe of the brain that rests on the lower surface of a temporal lobe and projects forward from the anterior lower part of each cerebral hemisphere, that is continuous anteriorly with the olfactory nerve, that consists of an olfactory bulb, an …   Medical dictionary

  • olfactory lobe — noun : a lobe of the brain that projects forward from the anterior lower part of each cerebral hemisphere, is continuous anteriorly with the olfactory nerve and well developed in most vertebrates, but is reduced to a narrow elongated body in man… …   Useful english dictionary

  • olfactory lobe — olfac′tory lobe n. anat. the anterior part of each cerebral hemisphere, involved with olfactory functions • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • olfactory lobe — Anat. the anterior part of each cerebral hemisphere, involved with olfactory functions. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • olfactory tract — n a tract of nerve fibers in the olfactory lobe on the inferior surface of the frontal lobe of the brain that passes from the olfactory bulb to the olfactory trigone * * * tractus olfactorius …   Medical dictionary

  • olfactory bulb — n. the tip of the long, thin lobe (olfactory lobe) extending from the bottom of each cerebral hemisphere, from which the olfactory nerve emerges …   English World dictionary

  • olfactory bulb — n a bulbous anterior projection of the olfactory lobe that is the place of termination of the olfactory nerves * * * bulbus olfactorius …   Medical dictionary

  • olfactory bulb — noun one of two enlargements at the terminus of the olfactory nerve at the base of the brain just above the nasal cavities • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑rhinencephalon, ↑olfactory brain * * * noun : a bulbous anterior… …   Useful english dictionary

  • olfactory bulb — Anat. the enlarged terminal part of each olfactory lobe from which the olfactory nerve originates. [1865 70] * * * ▪ anatomy   structure located in the forebrain of vertebrates (vertebrate) that receives neural input about odours detected by… …   Universalium

  • olfactory bulb — noun Date: circa 1860 a bulbous anterior projection of the olfactory lobe that is the place of termination of the olfactory nerves and is especially well developed in lower vertebrates (as fishes) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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