osmics

scientific study of smells

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • osmics — [äs′miks, äz′miks] n. [< Gr osmē, Attic var. of odmē, odor (akin to L odor,ODOR) + ICS] the science dealing with smells and the sense of smell …   English World dictionary

  • osmics — /oz miks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science dealing with the sense of smell. [1920 25; < Gk osm(é) smell + ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • osmics — The science of olfaction. [G. osme, smell] * * * os·mics äz miks n pl but sing in constr a science that deals with the sense of smell: the study of odors * * * os·mics (ozґmiks) [Gr. osmē odor] olfactology …   Medical dictionary

  • osmics — n. study of odors, branch of science which concentrates on odors and the sense of smell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • osmics — os·mics …   English syllables

  • osmics — ˈäzmiks noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: osm + ics : a science that deals with the sense of smell : the study of odors …   Useful english dictionary

  • olfactology — Study of the sense of smell. [olfaction + G. logos, study] * * * ol·fac·tol·o·gy (ol″fak tolґə je) the science of the sense of smell. Called also osmics, osmology, and osphresiology …   Medical dictionary

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • osmatic —   a. relying on smell for orientation.    ♦ osmesis, n. act of smelling.    ♦ osmics, n. study of sense of smell.    ♦ osmidrosis, n. secretion of strong smelling perspiration …   Dictionary of difficult words

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