American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to perception by a sensory organ.
- adj. Involving the use of sense organs: organoleptic tests.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making an impression on an organ; specifically, making an impression on the organs of touch, taste, and smell.
- Susceptible of receiving an impression; plastic.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the sensory properties of a particular food or chemical, the taste, colour, odour and feel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Physiol.) Making an impression upon an organ; plastic; -- said of the effect or impression produced by any substance on the organs of touch, taste, or smell, and also on the organism as a whole.
- From French organoleptique, from organo- + Ancient Greek (lēptikos, "disposed to take"), from (lambanein, "to take") (Wiktionary)
- French organoleptique : Greek organo-, organo- + Greek lēptikos, receptive (from lēptos, taken, seized, from lambanein, to take). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Many are "organoleptic" - meaning they affect the senses, through taste, odour, colour or feel.”
“USFDA applies the technique they used to call organoleptic test.”
“Perhaps we will see this kind of organoleptic information democratized in Wolfram/Alpha as the new search engine develops its très cool chemistry section.”
“GM yeast has dazzling potential because many of the "organoleptic" qualities of a wine - its colour, aroma and flavour - are created by chemicals spat out by yeast as it munches its way through the mush of crushed grapes.”
“Wine is far more about the experiences you have when drinking it than it is about some description of your organoleptic impressions.”
“The best part is the "organoleptic film structure" that doesn't change the taste of the beer at all.”
“Then, the catch is inspected rigorously by organoleptic testing, which is a fancy science word for taste and smell.”
“For the best enjoyment of Italian Charcuterie Products and to preserve their organoleptic features it is necessary to follow some simple, though important, preservation rules for each product and, additionally, some helpful advice for slicing.”
“In this process of protection the precise geographical area, the ingredients, the techniques of production and the organoleptic qualities must be defined.”
“If you haven't had enough by now, drive across the Charles River to Central Square, Cambridge, for an exotic jolt of ice cream or sorbet at Toscanini's, a funky laboratory of the organoleptic.”
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