Having a very good sense of smell

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  • macrosmatic — Denoting an abnormally keen olfactory sense. [macro + G. osme, smell] * * * mac·ros·mat·ic .mak .räz mat ik also mac·ro os·mat·ic .mak rō .äz adj having the sense or organs of smell highly developed <dogs are macrosmatic animals> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • macrosmatic — |maˌkr+ adjective also macro osmatic |ma(ˌ)krō+ Etymology: macr + osmatic : having the sense or organs of smell highly developed dogs are macrosmatic animals …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrosmatic — forms with well developed olfactory sense, e.g. most Elasmobranchii, Anguilliformes. Opposite of microsmatic, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • macrosmatic — adjective Having a good sense of smell …   Wiktionary

  • macrosmatic — mac·ros·mat·ic …   English syllables

  • gyrus — One of the prominent rounded elevations that form the cerebral hemispheres, each consisting of an exposed superficial portion and a portion hidden from view in the wall and floor of the sulcus. [L. fr. G. gyros, circle] angular g. [TA] a folded… …   Medical dictionary

  • Olfaction — Human olfactory system. 1: Olfactory bulb 2: Mitral cells 3: Bone 4: Nasal epithelium 5: Glomerulus (olfaction) 6: Olfactory receptor cells Olfaction (also known as olfactics; adjectival form: olfactory ) is the sense of smell. This sense is… …   Wikipedia

  • microsmatic — forms with poorly developed olfactory sense, e.g. Esox, Exocoetidae, Gasterosteidae. Opposite of macrosmatic, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • osmatic — SYN: olfactory. [G. osme, smell] * * * os·mat·ic (oz matґik) [Gr. osmasthai to smell] 1. olfactory. 2. having a sense of smell; applied to a category of animals subdivided further into macrosmatic and microsmatic. Cf. anosmatic …   Medical dictionary

  • macro-osmatic — var of MACROSMATIC …   Medical dictionary

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