olfactory membrane n.
The portion of the nasal mucosa having olfactory receptor cells and olfactory glands.
noun, Anatomy. 1. either one of the first pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct to the brain the impulses from the mucous membranes of the nose. noun 1. either one of the first pair of cranial nerves, supplying the mucous membrane of the nose olfactory nerve n. Any of numerous olfactory […]
- Olfactory pit
olfactory pit n. See nasal pit.
- Olfactory receptor cell
olfactory receptor cell n. Any of the specialized, nucleated cells of the mucous membrane of the nose that serve as the receptors for smell.
- Olfactory sulcus
olfactory sulcus n. See olfactory groove.