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  • adj. Having a good sense of smell

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the organs of smell, especially the ethmoturbinals, well developed: contrasted with microsmatic. According to Turner, the application of this and related terms depends largely upon the number of ethmoturbinals, live being characteristic of most osmatic animals, anosmatic animals having four or less, and macrosmatic animals from six to eight.


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  • adj., having well-developed olfactory organs (macro- plus a Greek word meaning 'smell')

    July 9, 2008