perception of atmospheric conditions, as the perception of odors by the antennae of insects. Historical Examples aeroscepsy: The faculty of observing atmospheric changes: supposed to be located in the antenna. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
Physical Chemistry. a system of colloidal particles dispersed in a gas; smoke or fog. a liquid substance, as a disinfectant or deodorant, sealed in a metal container under pressure with an inert gas or other activating agent and released as a spray or foam through a push-button valve or nozzle: an aerosol for cleaning ovens. […]
- Aerosol bomb
a metal receptacle, containing an inert gas under pressure, that sprays an insecticide, disinfectant, or the like when the gas is released by opening a valve.
- Aerosol generator
aerosol generator aerosol generator n. A device that produces aerosol suspensions, as for inhalation therapy.