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olfactory nerve

Syllabification: ol·fac·to·ry nerve

Definition of olfactory nerve in English:

noun

Anatomy
Each of the first pair of cranial nerves, transmitting impulses to the brain from the smell receptors in the mucous membrane of the nose.
Example sentences
  • These bundles of nerves constitute the 1st cranial nerve, the olfactory nerve.
  • Actually what is known is that in infection models in rats, you get the virus through the olfactory nerves, from the nose to the brain.
  • I had known of a link with the smelling cells, the olfactory nerve cells, or neurons, in the nose, but not the eyes.

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