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olfactometer

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

Definition of olfactometer in English:

noun

An instrument for measuring the intensity of an odor or sensitivity to odor.
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.

Derivatives

olfactometry

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈtämitrē/
noun
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.

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