Definition of olfactometer in English:


Syllabification: ol·fac·tom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌälfakˈtämitər, ˌōl-


An instrument for measuring the intensity of an odor or sensitivity to odor.
More example sentences
  • A device called an olfactometer wafted the odours of each participant towards the mosquitoes.
  • Each subject was fitted with non-magnetic earphones and a device to deliver smells, called an olfactometer, developed by he and his coauthor, a bioengineering graduate student.
  • They use an olfactometer, a cage separated by a screen, where mosquitoes are placed on one side and an attractant is pumped through the other, to see if mosquitoes will come to the screen.



Pronunciation: /-ˈtämitrē/
More example sentences
  • The IBP team has applied gas chromatography and olfactometry to the problem.
  • Our group has expertise in the areas of olfactometry, odour sampling and trace odour component analysis down to part per trillion concentrations.
  • Olfactometric sampling and analysis provides a reliable measurement of odour concentration, thereby providing valuable data from which to make reasoned odour management decisions.

Definition of olfactometer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…