osmo-, osmia-, osmi-, osm-, -osmia, -osmatic (Greek: odor; smell, smelling).
The absence of the sense of smell; olfactory anesthesia.
Having or characterized by a well-developed sense of smell; a keen sense of smell.
The ability to perceive odors.
1. The sense of smell.
2. The act of smelling.
Olfactory sensibility; the power of perceiving and distinguishing odors.Osmetech : There is a company in Britain, named Osmetech that "designs, develops and manufactures electronic gas and odour sensors (electronic noses) for use in the healthcare sector. Osmetech's multi-sensor array based gas sensing technology screens patient samples and tests for the presence of infection-causing bacteria."
"Osmetech is currently focusing its IP development on sensors that can detect bacteria associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and pneumonia in ICU patients."
"When microorganisms metabolise, they emit volatile components which often have a characteristic smell. Historically, microbiologists have used the smell from a culture plate to assist in the identification of organisms. It is these volatile metabolites that the Osmetech sensor array technology is designed to detect."
A gland found on many caterpillars that secretes an unpleasant smelling substance as a defense against predators.
An abnormal condition in which sweat has a very strong odor; bromidrosis.
A deep-seated and abnormal dislike of certain odors.
Erotic excitement derived from odors, usually of the body.
The study of odors.
A device for measuring the acuity of the sense of smell.
The branch of medicine dealing with diseases and disorders of the organs of smell.
1. An abnormal fear of odors.
2. Pathological fear of (bad) odors.
That part of a chemical which is responsible for the odor of the compound.
A receptor in the brain that is sensitive to olfactory stimuli.
A disorder of the sense of smell.